United States and South Korean military forces conducted a joint training earlier this month for a mission in which they might infiltrate North Korea with the objective of removing weapons of mass destruction.
According to South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency, military sources reported that the four-day “Warrior Strike” exercise was held at Camp Stanley, located north of Seoul, and in other locations, and involved hundreds of soldiers from the U.S. and South Korea.
During the exercise, soldiers “infiltrated underground tunnels and bunkers, similar to those used by North Korea,” said a tweet posted by the U.S. Army, noting that “We try to prepare and train for any and all contingencies.”
“We try to prepare and train for any and all contingencies.” #USArmy Soldiers and South Korean forces infiltrated underground tunnels and bunkers, similar to those used by North Korea, in exercise #WarriorStrike.
— U.S. Army (@USArmy) December 19, 2017
Photographs of the recent exercise were featured on the Facebook page of a U.S. military unit known as “The Black Jack Brigade.”
Soldiers can be seen in the images training with night-vision equipment, armored vehicles and full-face protective gear, including gas masks.
Forces reportedly practiced for eventualities which included transporting injured comrades and capturing combatants.
— 1st Cavalry Division (@1stCavalryDiv) September 23, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has noted his strong preference to avoid sending U.S. troops into North Korea, yet appeared to concede last week that such a scenario might become necessary.
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