Seoul’s VERY special forces: South Korea invests $20million and creates a crack weapons team to protect Winter Olympics to be staged just 50 miles from Kim Jong-un’s border

Thursday, September 28, 2017
By Paul Martin

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By GARETH DAVIES
DAILYMAIL.COM
28 September 2017

Rattled by rising tensions with North Korea, South Korea is taking extra measures to try to ensure the safety of the 2018 Winter Games, including setting up a crack weapons team and doubling the number of troops.

The Games take place next February in the mountainous resort town of Pyeongchang, just 50 miles from the heavily fortified border with North Korea.

They come after a series of missile and nuclear tests show the North making rapid advances in its weapons programme and as inflammatory rhetoric between Pyongyang and Washington stirs up concerns about another conflict on the Korean peninsula.

Seoul’s Defence Ministry will deploy some 5,000 armed forces personnel at the Games, double the 2,400 on duty during the 2002 World Cup, which South Korea co-hosted with Japan.

As well as investing $17.6million in security for the event, a new Special Weapons and Tactics team has also been created to guard against terrorism and assassination attempts.

It comes the day South Korea flexed its military muscles by parading some of its major weapon systems to celebrate the country’s 69th Armed Forces Day in the face of North Korea’s brinkmanship.

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