Trump may visit demilitarized zone during trip to South Korea

Ivan Schwartz
October 11, 2017

Combined Forces Command in Seoul by having its Special Forces soldiers paraglide into it. North Korean special commandos could carry their folded paragliders on their backs and paraglide from a summit to seize a target in a surprise attack.

Tillerson has meanwhile revealed that the U.S.is probing North Korea to see whether it is interested in dialogue and has multiple direct channels of communication with Pyongyang.

It was the first time members of North's special forces are known to have used paragliding equipment to practice targeting the headquarters of the ROK-US Combined Forces Command.

A defense source expressed the worry that the South Korean Army's radar would hardly detect a nighttime airborne attack by North Korean paragliding soldiers, saying, "A paraglider flies at a low altitude without making a sound".

The drills prompted South Korean and United States forces to conduct their short-range defence drill last month, the source added. Recently, the Kim Jong-Un led nation tested a hydrogen bomb which set a wave of tension all across the peninsula.

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U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis reaffirmed on September 6 that the United States would defend itself and its allies from any threats, during a call with South Korea's Minister of National Defense Song Young-moo.

In April this year, Trump's Vice President, Mick Pence visited the DMZ in a show of USA military might.

"Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid hasn't worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, makings fools of US negotiators", he said in a pair of tweets.

North Korea is now slowly emerging as a threat to the entire human community as the country continuously violates opposition from all corners regarding their nuclear experiments and tests. Only after missiles overflew Japan twice did the Trump administration reply with a flight of B-1B strategic bombers near North Korea's borders, instead of the usual flight path over South Korea.

Amid the nuclear weapons progress that North Korea has been making, its leader Kim Jong Un and Trump have exchanged a heated rhetoric, with insults between the two turning personal and risky each time they speak about the other.

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