The Diplomat: U.S. Force Spy on North Korea

28.05.12

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Army photo.

Army photo.

by DAVID AXE

U.S. Special Forces have been parachuting into North Korea to spy on Pyongyang’s extensive network of underground military facilities. That surprising disclosure, by a top U.S. commando officer, is a reminder of America’s continuing involvement in the “cold war” on the Korean peninsula – and of North Korea’s extensive preparations for the conflict turning hot.

In the decades since the end of the Korean War, Pyongyang has constructed thousands of tunnels, Army Brig. Gen. Neil Tolley, commander of U.S. Special Operations Forces in South Korea, said at a conference in Florida last week. Tolley said the tunnels include 20 partially subterranean airfields, thousands of underground artillery positions and at least four tunnels underneath the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas. “We don’t know how many we don’t know about,” Tolley said.

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3 Responses to “The Diplomat: U.S. Force Spy on North Korea”

  1. void says:

    Have to believe this is some sort of head-fake. I cannot believe they would purposefully out such a dangerous program if it were still active.

    Great piece by-the-way. Not seeing this anywhere else.

  2. void says:

    sorry, that should read, “isn’t some sort of head-fake.”

  3. Captain Mike says:

    Time to retract the story, David.

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