US Deploys Special Forces "Decapitation" Team To South Korea

Today, the South Korean and U.S. navies kicked off massive combined drills off the coast of the Korean peninsula amid heightened tensions, a training exercise which North Korea has warned may prompt another ballistic missile launch potentially to coincide with the launch of the Chinese 19th Party Congress on October 18. The two allies plan to continue the Maritime Counter Special Operations Exercise (MCSOFEX) through Friday in the East Sea and the Yellow Sea.

As reported over the weekend, the drill involves the U.S. 7th Fleet's aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) and two Arleigh Burke-class destroyers - the USS Stethem (DDG-63) and the USS Mustin (DDG-89). The carrier strike group will train with South Korean warships and other defense assets, such as the Sejong the Great Aegis ship and P-3 Orion anti-submarine aircraft in the East Sea.

And while details of the drill were well-known in advance, what was reported for the first time overnight from Yonhap is that a unit of U.S. special forces tasked with carrying out "decapitation" operations is also aboard a nuclear-powered submarine in the group, according to a defense source. So far, little else is known about why said decapitation team is on location, or whether it will be put into use, although it presence may explain Trump's "calm before the storm" comment that beffudled the media two weeks ago.

Among other assets mobilized for the joint drill are F-15K, FA-18 and A-10 fighter jets, as well as AH-64E Apache attack helicopters, Lynx and AW-159 Wild Cat naval choppers. The U.S. has also deployed a Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) plane to closely monitor the North's ground and naval forces.

Some more details about the drill from Yonhap:

The joint training is aimed at promoting "communications, interoperability and partnership in the (U.S.) 7th Fleet area of operations," the fleet said. It initially announced that the practice around the peninsula will end next Thursday but later corrected the date to Friday. Meanwhile, the U.S. has sent a B-1B Lancer strategic bomber, F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jets and several other types of high-profile defense assets to the Seoul air show to open this week.


"Approximately 200 U.S. personnel are expected to participate in the Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (ADEX) 2017, scheduled from Oct. 17-22 at the Seoul K-16 airport," the 7th Air Force said.


Among the U.S. military aircraft to join the biennial event are the F-22 Raptor, B-1B Lancer, A-10 Thunderbolt II, C-17 Globemaster III, C-130J Hercules, KC-135 Stratotanker, E-3 Sentry, U-2 Dragon Lady and RQ-4 Global Hawk, it added. Also fielded will be the Air Force's fifth-generation fighter, the F-35A Lightning II, U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon and a U.S. Army CH-47F Chinook.


"This year's air show will feature demonstrations from U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors assigned to the 3rd Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska," the 7th Air Force said. More than 400 defense firms from 33 countries plan to participate in the ADEX to begin Tuesday.

As part of the drills, the US military said on Monday that it would practice evacuating noncombatant Americans out of South Korea in the event of war and other emergencies, the NYT reported.  The evacuation drill, known as Courageous Channel, is aimed at preparing American “service members and their families to respond to a wide range of crisis management events such as noncombatant evacuation and natural or man-made disasters,” the United States military said in a statement.

The South Korean government of President Moon Jae-in has repeatedly warned that it opposes a military solution to the North Korean nuclear crisis because it could quickly escalate into a full-blown war in which Koreans would suffer the most, with some estimates predicting that over 2 million South Koreans could die in the North Korean retaliation.

Meanwhile, on Monday, North Korea accused the US of “pushing” the DPRK into making a hydrogen bomb, the head of North Korea’s delegation to the multinational Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) meeting has said.

“Exactly the US have pushed the DPRK [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] to become a possessor of the hydrogen bomb,” the deputy chairman of the Supreme People’s Assembly of North Korea, An Tong Chun, announced Monday. The North Korean official was speaking at the assembly of the world’s oldest international body of lawmakers in St. Petersburg, Russia. Parliamentarians from more than 160 nations are attending the IPU session.

The question now is whether North Korea will once again test said Hydrogen bomb and, if so, whether the crack "decapiation" team meant to take out North Korea's leadership will be put to use.


Manthong svayambhu108 Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:37 Permalink

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 .......... As long as nobody knows the about plan and it is a complete surprise… ..Moar F’n fake news designed to confuse and create fear.   We got yo numbers MoFos…..

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Slack Jack Greyhat Mon, 10/16/2017 - 16:36 Permalink

Why did Hitler refuse to take Gibraltar and turn the Mediterranean into a "German lake"?

Germany (and her allies) being the only ones to be able to use the strait of Gibraltar sure beats Germany enemies being the only ones to be able to use it.

As it was only Britain (and her allies) could use the strait of Gibraltar.

There was nothing to stop the Germans from driving through Spain (their ally) and doing the job.

This should have been as easy as the Japanese taking of Singapore. Just like the big guns in Singapore pointed towards the ocean and couldn't be turned around the big guns in Gibraltar pointed towards the strait and couldn't be turned around. Without Hitler, I doubt the Germans would have had much trouble taking Gibraltar.

A day or two ago, I grabbed a copy of David Irving's "Hitler's war."

Irving presents the view that Hitler would only attack Gibraltar if Franco gave the little boy permission.

Franco never gave the little boy Hitler permission, so Hitler couldn't attack.

On page 460 Irving says "Hitler sadly reflected that if he could capture Gibraltar it would solve the whole problem with one blow, but without Spain's consent this was impossible."

What a joke.

It couldn't be more obvious that Hitler was false opposition.

It couldn't be more obvious that David Irving is false opposition.

Irving presents the view that Hitler insisted on abiding by the Geneva Convention even if it meant losing the war.

On page 11 Irving says "He (Hitler) had opposed every suggestion for the use of poison gases (i.e., nerve gas), as that would violate the Geneva Protocol; at that time Germany alone had manufactured the potentially war-winning lethal nerve gases Sarin and Tabun."

Really, could it be more obvious that David Irving is false opposition.

After Dunkirk, Britain was totally defenseless. Irving presents the view that Hitler didn't invade Britain because he liked the English. [Even though he "accidently" killed hundreds of thousands of them. I guess he didn't like the French, so he invaded them.]

Really, could it be more obvious that David Irving is false opposition.

So much for David Irving.

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Golden Showers curbjob Tue, 10/17/2017 - 06:33 Permalink

And I thought marijuana strains had so many cool names. G-13, Matanuska Thunderfuck... But look at all the cool weapon names we have.A10 still in there. Gotta love that.Oh, and here's NK: look what you made us do. You made us build a hydrogen bomb...Bitch, that card is played out. America is all about "look what you made us do" WW1, 2, Korea(!), Nam, Iraq 1,2, Afghanistan, Syria, Just Cause in Panama (Just Cause we could). Oh the list goes on and on.Someone needs to hold my lighter because I just packed a fat ass bowl of Salvia Divinorum 10x in my water pipe. Last time I did this, a laser beam shot out of my mouth across the house when I exhaled, I saw kids I ate with in the lunch room in 2nd grade whom I have forgotten, I went sideways and climbed up my wall almost crushing myself and endured hours and hours of panic trapped in a gestalt fractal of my subconscious for ten minutes. Then I got up and everything was the same...Or was it...Dun dun duuuuun!After that shit silver went to $45 an ounce and Inception hit the theatres.Nevermind. I don't need no help. This one's for the team. 

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not dead yet jeff montanye Tue, 10/17/2017 - 04:08 Permalink

The US does not want a unified Korea, especially one wth nukes, which is why they throw a wrench in the works when both sides get friendly. They need North Korea to jusitfy a large military presence in Japan, Okinawa, Guam and other spots. Things with North Korea really heated up with the election of the current president of SK a few months back who was putting out feelers to the north.

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not dead yet Slack Jack Tue, 10/17/2017 - 04:02 Permalink

A lot of what David Irving wrote was made up bullshit. Wouldn't trust anything he penned. Germany only conquered northern France and left the rest for their stooges of Vichy to administer. To take Gibralter Hitler would have to occupy the rest of France and work his way through Spain. Hitler could have taken Gibraltar but wouldn't be able to keep it as he didn't have the ships to compete with the Brits. Hitler was also busy in Greece and Yugoslavia which delayed his USSR invasion by 2 months. North Africa, Norway, Belgium, some Channel islands, Poland, the Baltics, Czechoslovakia, the Battle of the Atlantic, Hitler had a lot on his plate.  Hitler really did have an admiration for the British people which is why he floated peace overtures to them more than once. Hitlers real target was the USSR with it's vast resources and "living room" for German expansion and trying to subdue Britain would have cost him dearly in men, equipment, and time.

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veritas semper… Erek Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:52 Permalink

Osama Bin Laden(aka col Tim Osman,on the See Eye  Ayy payroll,see Zbigniew Brzezinski photos with him,see photos of talibans ' leaders at the White House)).He was suffering from a rare genetic disease,Marfan syndrome,which affects the collagen system in the whole body and give them a special apppearance=very tall,with lax joints and it results in multiple organs involvement,including big arteries ,like the aorta,causing aneurysms(enlargements) and dysections.This is why he had kidney failure. They also have ,heart diseases,heart failure.He had ESKD(end stage kidney disease) and was on dialysis.People with Marfan's disease ,have a life expectancy of 40-46 ys.People on dialysis usually live ,more or less,for 10 ys.Having the best conditions,as this leads to heart diseases,and infections.Many,many complications.You CAN NOT have dialysis on the run,in caves in Afghanistan.You also,do not live too long with Marfan.OBL was 44 ys old when he died ,in Dec. 2001,and this was announced in many arab newspapers.Ask any doctor if a person with Marfan's disease and ESKF can live in caves on the run for so long.

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caconhma Silver Swan Mon, 10/16/2017 - 14:21 Permalink

What do you do if somebody put a contract on your life? You can run & hide or you must fight murdering your enemies.Kim has only one choice: he cannot run & hide, therefore, he must fight inflicting a catastrophic blow to the USA and its allies like Japan and S. Korea with many millions of Americans and Japanese being dead.For the sake of American people, I hope Kim is not easily provoked. 

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