(From Korea Times)
South Korea is “considering launching a special forces unit to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un,” Defense Minister Han Min-koo said Wednesday.
He made the comment during a parliamentary meeting in Seoul after Rep. Kim Sung-chan of the ruling Saenuri Party asked him about rumors of the plan.
He said the unit will “take action” if the North shows clear signs of attacking South Korea. This is part of the “Korea Massive Punishment and Retaliation” plan (KMPR), a military response announced after North Korea’s fifth nuclear test on Sept. 9, Han said.
The KMPR targets North Korean leadership, including its military headquarters, with a preemptive strike that includes teams of highly trained commandos and simultaneous missile attacks capable of precision strikes, if North prepares for a nuclear attack on the South. Read More