As North Korea terrorizes neighboring countries and the United States with its dictator’s defiant resolve to develop a nuclear warhead, world leaders are mulling over a solution. One remedy, obviously, would be to take the “Dear Leader” out.
The last time South Korea plotted to assassinate the North Korean leader was in the late 1960s. North Korean commandos had attempted to ransack the presidential palace in Seoul, so South Korea secretly trained misfits taken out of prison or off the streets to sneak into North Korea and slit the throat of its leader, Kim Il-sung.
However, the mission was aborted, and the men mutinied. They killed their trainers and fought their way into Seoul before blowing themselves up.
Today, in light of Kim Jong-un’s (grandson of Kim Il-sung) relentless acceleration of his nuclear missile program, South Korea is again considering an attack on the North Korean leader. A day after North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test this month, the South Korean defense minister, Song Young-moo, told lawmakers in Seoul that a special forces “decapitation unit” would be established by the end of the year, according to a report in The New York Times
Unlike previous attempts, the brigade-size “decapitation unit” would operate officially. To that end, the military has been retooling helicopters and transport planes to penetrate North Korea at night so that the forces, known as the Spartan 3000, can carry out raids.