"We are looking comprehensively at our force structure and capabilities on the peninsula and across the region to maximize our support to U. Additionally, special operations commandos could be used for operations to kill North Korean leaders, such as supreme leader Kim Jong Un and other senior regime figures.Special operations missions are said by military experts to include intelligence gathering on the location of nuclear and chemical weapons sites for targeting by bombers. commandos in the past have trained for covert operations against several types of nuclear facilities, including reactors and research centers.This undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 26, 2017 shows the combined fire demonstration of the services of the Korean People's Army / Getty Images U. special operations forces are set to conduct operations against North Korean nuclear, missile, and other weapons of mass destruction sites in any future conflict, the commander of Special Operations Command told Congress Tuesday. The special operations training and preparation is a warfighting priority, Thomas said in prepared testimony. This is my warfighting priority for planning and support." Disclosure of the commander's comments comes as tensions remain high on the peninsula. A spokesman for the Special Operations Command referred questions about potential operations in Korea to the Pacific Command. Thomas stated in testimony to a House subcommittee that Army, Navy, and Air Force commandos are based both permanently and in rotations on the Korean peninsula in case conflict breaks out. Thomas' testimony did not include details of what missions the commandos would carry out.
Explaining how he got inside the secretive state, he explained: 'I sent several mails and faxes to multiple North Korean contacts, all of which are easily available online if you do a search.
There are currently around 8,000 special operations troops deployed in more than 80 countries. President Trump has vowed to deal harshly with North Korea should another underground nuclear test be carried out. Trump said on Sunday that China appears to be pressuring North Korea but that he would be upset if North Korea carries out another nuclear test. Special forces troops would be responsible for locating and destroying North Korean nuclear weapons and missile delivery systems, such as mobile missiles.
"We are actively pursuing a training path to ensure readiness for the entire range of contingency operations in which [special operations forces], to include our exquisite [countering weapons of mass destruction] capabilities, may play a critical role," he told the subcommittee on emerging threats. Test preparations have been identified in recent weeks, U. "If he does a nuclear test, I will not be happy," he said on CBS Face the Nation. They also would seek to prevent the movement of the weapons out of the country during a conflict.
In June 2013 it was reported that, as part of his plans to turn North Korea into a 'world class' tourist destination, leader Kim Jong-un ordered the transformation of the industrial port of Wonsan into a beach resort town Mr Pan, a commercial photographer by day who specialises in 360 degree panoramic virtual tours for real estate, hotels and automobiles, has now been on two visits to North Korea and plans to go on a third this autumn.'I was supposed to book my first trip in August 2012.
Unfortunately I was suddenly unwell and had to postpone my first trip to August 2013.