It seems that the North’s leader is unstoppable with his aggressive military advancement campaign. And following a failed military deterrence and the inability of the Trump administration to stop the communist regime, The South Korean government now considers a possible solution that might finally put an end to North Korea’s nuclear programs and reckless missile tests, the BBC reported. And as tensions on the Korean peninsula arrived at a breaking point, a decapitation unit has been created by South Korea that could assassinate Kim Jong-un.

A brief history of the South's ‘Decapitation Unit’

The last time that the South Korean Government had a decapitation unit assembled for the assassination of the North’s leader, nothing actually happened as planned. Following the attempt of the North Korean commandoes to ransack Seoul’s presidential palace in 1960, the South Korean government started its covert operations that involved the training of misfits who were either inmates or people plucked off the streets. Their mission was to assassinate Kim II-sung. However, when their mission was called off, these men started a mutiny. They murdered those who trained them and then violently fought their way into Seoul. Finally, they blew up themselves.

This was an incident that the South Korean government kept secret for many years.

Now that Kim Jong-un will not cease from his nuclear weapons program, he has become a possible target of another decapitation unit. Song Young-moo, the defense minister of South Korea, made an announcement that a special forces brigade known as a ‘decapitation unit’ would be created to counter the North and its leadership.Moreover, the South’s military officials said that their decapitation unit could easily sneak into the communist regime.

Will the South’s ‘decapitation unit’ intimidate Kim Jong-un?

It is very rare for any government to publicly announce a military strategy that may involve the assassination of a head of state. But the South Korean government would rather prefer to do so to keep the communist regime on edge and its leader anxious about the possible outcomes of his reckless pursuits of developing nuclear weapons.

Also, the South’s military maneuver could likely push Kim Jong-un to dialogue with President Moon Jae-in.

President Moon Jae-in is facing a difficult balancing act. The South Korean president, who prefers a diplomatic solution to the nuclear crisis, must also address an existential question: How can a nation like South Korea, one without a nuclear arsenal, effectively fight a communist tyrant who has them?

A three-star general might have just the answer to this question. Shin Won-sik believes that making the North’s leader fear for his life may be the best prevention of a nuclear warfare. Obviously, the shortest cut and perhaps the easiest way to preventing war is to maintain a balance of terror.