Throughout the world, there are plenty of covert political operations going on at any given time. The sheer number of spies that are out there would shock you, let alone the clandestine military drills and operations that are humming along just outside of our peripherals…or even right under our noses.
While many of these actions are a bit banal, (or at least uninteresting to the average American), there are some maneuvers being practiced out in the field that are preparing our assets to very literally change the world. This week, news of one such military drill caused quite a stir in Pyongyang.
The U.S and South Korea are about to play war games again, and this time they’re going for the jugular.Advertisement - story continues below
For their first joint military exercises in five years, the Americans and South Koreans will polish up what military people here call the “kill chain” in which they target the North’s missile and nuclear sites plus bases needed to supply, refuel, and rearm them.
Here is where it gets a little unorthodox:
Sources familiar with the U.S.-South Korea military alliance say the games will climax in a “decapitation” exercise where they play at invading the heart of the North Korean command structure and taking out the leader, Kim Jong Un. Although it’s only a game, he’s sure to take it personally as he did in September 2017 when he ordered the North’s sixth, and most recent, nuclear test after that year’s war games.
“If you get the head of the military forces (which is Kim Jong Un), theoretically you gut the head of the snake.”Advertisement - story continues below
— David Maxwell, retired U.S. Army Special Forces colonel
Given just how much Kim Jong Un like to make a racket on the world’s stage, it wouldn’t be surprising to see a new string of threats hurled in America’s direction once news of the drill reaches the DPRK.