SEAL Team Six, aka Naval Special Warfare Development Group, is the U.S. Navy component of the Joint Special Operations Command. Together with its Army counterpart, Delta Force, SEAL Team 6 forms the military’s premier counterterrorism units and has become a multifunctional special operations unit with several roles that include high-risk personnel/hostage extractions and other specialized missions.
In March of this year, both South Korean and Chinese news reported that the U.S. had deployed SEAL Team 6 on a covert mission to “take out” North Korea’s obese psychopathic leader Kim Jong-Un.
The Pentagon, of course, denied it. Confirming an overt operation would be a colossally stupid thing to do.
On March 14, 2017, “a senior defense official” told Fox News that “Reports that SEAL Team Six is training in South Korea are false” because it is “not the type of unit that would participate in a training exercise in South Korea”.
On May 28, 2017, the Russian news agency Novorossia Todayreports that SEAL Team 6’s mission had gone “horribly wrong”:
Russian military experts are indicating the Americans may have a problem with a SEAL team operating inside North Korea on a recon mission, gone horribly wrong.
South Korean news had previously reported that the USS Michigan, a submarine that moves special forces like US Navy SEALs, had joined the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group off of North Korea’s coast after a secret mission.
The USS Michigan, a guided-missile, nuclear-powered submarine, appeared in Busan, South Korea. But even earlier, Chinese intelligence reported that SEAL Team 6 was training alongside South Korea’s version of the SEALs for “incapacitating” North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un.
The US Navy has refused to comment on the movements of SEAL Team 6 . . . and it normally doesn’t advertise the whereabouts of its submarines, as its missions are meant to be secretive.
Signals intelligence received by Russian Far Eastern command, seemed to indicate a patrol had been inserted on a ground recon mission inside North Korean territory and that a chance encounter with a dog patrol had led to casualties among the American forces who broke radio silence to ask for help.
The Pentagon told News Front that the US does not train for decapitation strikes of any kind, but it would not confirm or deny the presence of the SEALs inside North Korea, “at this time.”
There has been a flurry of activity on the peninsula recently, with US training operations, naval maneuvers and now late word of the SEAL team misadventure.
The USS Michigan adds a stealth element and an extra set of eyes and ears to the already potent carrier strike group in operation on North Korea’s coast, but it doesn’t add much firepower. The US Navy destroyers accompanying the Vinson already have the kind of Tomahawk missiles the Michigan has. This is what originally set off the alert Americans were on the ground, as there was no need for the submarine there, except to insert special forces.