Saturday, September 17, 2016
South Korea Once Trained A Commando Unit To Assassinate The North Korean Leader (Hint: It Ended Badly)
Business Insider: South Korea once trained a secret unit to assassinate the North Korean president — but it backfired completely
Although North Korea may bear the brunt of the jokes on the international stage, it wasn’t always like this.
On January 21, 1968, 15 years after the Korean War, North Korean commandos were caught attempting to assassinate South Korean President Park Chung-hee.
Dressed as South Korean soldiers, these operators managed to cross the border and come a few hundred yards shy of the Blue House, the traditional residence of South Korea’s presidents.
After an intense firefight with US and South Korean troops, 29 of the 31 commandos were either killed or took their own lives.
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WNU Editor: Someone must have watched the movie "The Dirty Dozen" .... and decided to make an equivalent unit for the South Korean military/intelligence services.