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South Korea Is Preparing A "Surgical Strike" Against The North: Report

According to a report in South Korea's Munhwa Ilbo newspaper, which cites an unidentified government official, South Korea's military is preparing a "surgical strike" scenario that could wipe out North Korean command and missile and nuclear facilities following an order by S.Korea's President Moon Jae-in. Munhwa adds that the military is to report the scenario to presidential office after completing it as early as August 1.

As the report details, South Korea's Special Forces are preparing a special strike op which would be launched in response to President Moon Jae-In's order to remove the North Korean leadership in case of emergency. This operation is taking place in addition to separate preparations currently conducted by the country's military forces.

Targeted by the surgical strike would be North Korea's core facilities. As part of the operation, South Korea's forces would launch Taurus cruise missiles from F-15 fighters, which would be able to strike all key facilities in Pyongyang and can also strike the office of the Chairman of the Labor Party, Kim Jong Eun, at the Pyongyang Labor Party headquarters.

The newspaper also adds that the South Korean military's own strike-hit scenarios include plans to create a special mission brigade of 1,000 to 2,000 at the end of this year with plans to eliminate war leadership figures such as Kim Jong Un and paralyze warfare command facilities in case of emergency. The military authorities have already commenced the CH-47D (Chinook) performance improvement project to transport these special mission brigades

According to the military authorities on March 31, the South Korean military's own strike-hit scenario is being drafted jointly by the Strategic Planning Division of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Ministry of National Defense, rather than the National Security Office of Cheong Wa Dae, and the "Nuclear Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) It was known as the core department. The nuclear and WMD response centers will take on a major role in the early response, and will be activated in response to the North Korean nuclear and missile threats once they cross a critical "Red Line" threshold.

The full report, google translated is below:

Scenario of 'North Precision Strike' Scenario Taurus will be installed in F-15K for 170 additional units until next year.

 

South Korea's Special Forces Operation Squad To Be Established In response to President Moon Jae-In's order to remove the North Korean leadership in case of emergency , it was confirmed that the military is preparing its own unique North Korean core facility precision strike scenario. In addition, with the launch of the second inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM) test, the two countries will begin negotiations on revising the missile guidance in five years. see. According to the military authorities on March 31, the South Korean military's own strike-hit scenario is being drafted jointly by the Strategic Planning Division of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Ministry of National Defense, rather than the National Security Office of Cheong Wa Dae, and the "Nuclear Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) It was known as the core department. The nuclear and WMD response centers, which are scheduled to be expanded to operations headquarters in the future, will take on a major role in early construction of their own response capabilities, such as South Korea's own precision strike scenario in response to the North Korean nuclear and missile threats that have reached the critical threshold of the Red Line. 

 

At the core of the precise striking scenarios of North Korea's core facilities and early measures to secure their own batting power, which are known to be being drafted by the Ministry of National Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, are cruise missiles such as TAURUS, a long-range air- And the mainland-2, and the Ham-Daeji / Zamdaeji-3-series ballistic missiles. 

 

Taurus, the core power of precision strike in North Korea, can strike all key facilities in Pyongyang if fired from F-15K fighters over Daejeon. Taurus can also strike the windows of the office of the Chairman of the Labor Party, Kim Jong Eun, at the Pyongyang Labor Party headquarters. The army is expected to introduce about 170 ships by next year, and it is said to have about 100 ships. The Defense Ministry issued a warning to North Korea on May 4 after releasing the Taurus video after the first test launch of the Hwaseong-14 type in North Korea. 

 

On June 23, Moon Jae-in, Moon Jae-in visited the field, and the Hyundai-2C ballistic missile was evaluated to have improved the accuracy rate compared to the Hyundai-2A (300km) and Hyundai 2-B (500?) ballistic missiles. Our military possesses 300, 500 and 800 km of ballistic missiles and 1,000 km of cruise missiles.

 

Negotiations on the amendment of the ROK-US Missile Guidelines are also expected to become effective in securing deterrence against North Korea. If you increase the 500kg weight of warhead to 1 ~ 2t from the 800km standard, you will have a destructive power that can reach 10-20m in the underground concrete bunker in North Korea. In response, Defense Minister Kim Young-woo said on May 30, "Defense Minister Song Hyung-moo seems to be willing to insist on the weight of the warheads (over 800 km) 

 

The South Korean military's own strike-hit scenarios include plans to create a special mission brigade of 1,000 to 2,000 at the end of this year as one of the KMPR plans to eliminate war leaderships such as Kim Jong Il and paralyze warfare command facilities in case of emergency. The military authorities have already commenced the CH-47D (Chinook) performance improvement project to transport these special mission brigades.  Jung Chong Shin reporter csjung@munhwa.com