You think the U.S. tomahawk missile attack on Assad’s air base in Syria last week sent a message to bad actors on the world stage? Check this out: Reports indicate that the Navy’s elite SEAL Team Six has disembarked in South Korea and has begun training drills.
With tensions between the U.S. and North Korea ratcheting ever higher, media reports indicate that the Navy SEALs are taking part in drills alongside South Korean military forces that simulate an attack on North Korea’s leadership, including Kim Jong-Un, the supreme leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (better known as North Korea).
Sidenote: if a nation has the words “Democratic” or “People’s Republic” in its official name, it is most definitely not democratic nor for the people.
American patriots may recall that it was SEAL Team Six that pulled off the 2011 comando mission in Pakistan that killed al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden.
Not mentioning specifics of the SEALs activities on the Korean peninsula, Navy officials have only said that “ground, air, naval and special operations” are conducting training drills with their South Korean counterparts involving thousands of troops in “several joint and combined field training operations.”
Commander Gary Ross, referencing annual military drills conducted in South Korea, said, “There are variety of Special Operations Forces participating in Foal Eagle, as they do in most regional exercises.”
A U.S. Navy strike group has moved toward waters off the Korean peninsula this week. The strike group, led by the aircraft carrier of Carl Vinson, includes a guided-missile cruiser and two guided-missile destroyers.
Japan’s defense force is sending several destroyers to bolster the U.S. naval force in the area.
Designed to thwart North Korean missiles from piercing South Korea’s air defenses, the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense anti-ballistic missile system has also been deployed.
When President Donald Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago over the weekend, the two leaders discussed the North Korea situation, with Trump making the point that the U.S. would like to have China on board with efforts to rein in North Korea’s bombastic and unpredictable leader.
However, as President Trump has made clear, the problem of North Korean threats will be dealt with, preferably with the assistance of China, or alone if need be.
After eight long years it is good to know that America has a strong leader in the White House who is not afraid to act, and who puts America’s interests first.