The annual Foal Eagle military drills between the US and South Korea will include some heavy hitters this year — the Navy SEAL team that took out Osama bin Laden, Army Special Forces, and F-35s, South Korea’s Joon Gang Daily reports.
The SEALs, who will join the exercise for the first time, will simulate a decapitation attack, or a strike to remove North Korea’s leadership.
The SEALs boarded the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier, and should arrive in South Korea on Wednesday, Joon Gang Daily reports.
The US effort for a decapitation force mirrors attempts by South Korea, and seem to have increased in intensity after North Korea’s latest missile test, which simulated a saturation attack to defeat US and allied missile defenses.
Additionally, the US’s newest combat aircraft, the F-35, will fly in to simulate attacks on North Korea‘s missile infrastructure, Joon Gang Daily reports. The F-35 will accompany many of the US’s most high end platforms, like F-22s and a nuclear-powered submarine.
“A bigger number of and more diverse US special operation forces will take part in this year’s Foal Eagle and Key Resolve exercises to practice missions to infiltrate into the North, remove the North’s war command and demolition of its key military facilities,” the an unnamed military official told South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency.
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