South Korea formed a new elite unit of marines dubbed Spartan 3000 for raids inside North Korea 32403161

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South Korea formed a new elite unit of marines dubbed Spartan 3000 for raids inside North Korea
The Marine Corps has formed a new mobile unit tasked with attacking North Korea from the rear in the event of a contingency, a military official said Sunday. The regimental-level unit of 3,000 troops was launched in the southeastern coastal city of Pohang on March 1, dubbed "Spartan 3000," the official said.
     
South Korea formed a new elite unit of marines dubbed Spartan 3000 for raids inside North Korea 640 001The new unit's wartime operational skills were tested during a set of joint military exercises between South Korea and the United States that ended last Friday. (Photo: Yonhapnews)
     

The “Spartan 3000” unit trained with U.S. forces during a massive joint exercise earlier this month that included 300,000 troops. The elite force’s main purpose is to destroy “key military facilities” inside North Korea, according to Yonhap news agency.

The elite unit was formed and trained as North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un fortified coastal defenses and threatened to “bury our enemies at sea.”

North Korean state media released images of Kim observing coastal military drills intended to prove that the North could “kill ruthlessly the U.S. and South Korea whenever the group of enemies gives off any sort of sparks on the land,” according to the Korean Central News Agency.

“Seeing the daring action of landing units, Kim Jong-Un said with pleasure that such surprise landing and attack on the coast would result in a victorious battle.”

The North fired what reports said were two medium-range ballistic missiles into the sea on March 18, days after Kim ordered further nuclear tests.

On March 21, North Korea fired five short-range ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan, the Pentagon confirmed.

“Launches using ballistic missile technology are a clear violation of multiple UN Security Council resolutions. We call on North Korea to refrain from actions that further raise tensions in the region and focus instead on taking concrete steps toward fulfilling its international commitments and obligations,” Pentagon spokesman Bill Urban said.

(Worldtribune.com)
 

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