Several foreign media outlets, which includes ones in South Korea, are now claiming that SEAL Team 6 is training in drills to take out Kim Jong-Un. The military is flat out denying this and it sounds very much against the military’s best plans to publicly announce that they were planning to take out Kim. If you didn’t know, SEAL Team 6 was the special ops unit that took out Osama bin Laden.
When asked about the Navy team’s participation in March, Commander Ross said: “There are variety of Special Operations Forces (SOF) participating in Foal Eagle, as they do in most regional exercises. Foal Eagle is a regularly-scheduled, annual exercise that is the culmination of many months of planning and it is not being conducted in response to the current situation on peninsula,”
THE crack US Navy Seal team that took out Osama bin Laden is reportedly in training in South Korea, conducting “field training operations”, amid rising tension with North Korea.
South Korean media claims the famed Seal Team 6 — which killed Osama bin Laden in May 2011 — is part of the Foal Eagle and Key Resolve exercise being carried out from March 7 to April 30 in South Korea.
While US military would not confirm the reports, it said “ground, air, naval and special operations” are taking part in “several joint and combined field training operations” which involve up to 17,000 troops.
The special operations teams are thought to also include the Army Rangers, Delta Force and Green Berets. The training commenced one day after US deployed its state of the art THAAD missile defence system to the region.
South Korea’s JoongAng Daily has claimed the teams would take part in a drill to simulate the removal of Kim Jong-un — a move denied by Former US Navy Commander Gary Ross.
The US has deployed their mobile THAAD missile defense system to South Korea. THAAD gives essential protection against nuclear tests and launches from North Korea. Both the Russians and the Chinese view this as a threat. North Korea is thought to have between 10 – 20 nuclear missiles and hundreds of Scud and No Dong missiles that could potentially reach South Korea and Japan.
It is also believed to have a large array of chemical stockpiles and a network of tunnels that could be used in a war.
If the SEALs have a part in the conflict with North Korea, and they probably will depending on how far things escalate, then the public will only know about them taking part in it after the fact, if ever at all.