PICKET: UPDATE - U.S. commandos in North Korea report in question

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AFP is reporting U.S. and South Korean special forces are parachuting into North Korea and gathering intelligence regarding underground military installations: 

US and South Korean special forces have been parachuting into North Korea to gather intelligence about underground military installations, a US officer has said in comments carried in US media.Army Brigadier General Neil Tolley, commander of US special forces in South Korea, told a conference held in Florida last week that Pyongyang had built thousands of tunnels since the Korean war, The Diplomat reported.”The entire tunnel infrastructure is hidden from our satellites,” Tolley said, according to The Diplomat, a current affairs magazine. “So we send (South Korean) soldiers and US soldiers to the North to do special reconnaissance.”

However, Steve Herman, Seoul Bureau Chief & Correspondent of Voice of America, is reporting from a tweet that this report is now in question. United States Forces Korea has given VOA a statement denying the story above:

#USFK statement: “At no time have SOF forces been sent to the north to conduct special reconnaissance.” #Korea #DPRK


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Kerry Picket

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Kerry Picket, a former Opinion Blogger/Editor of The Watercooler, was associate producer for the Media Research Center, a content producer for Robin Quivers of "The Howard Stern Show" on Sirius satellite radio and a production assistant and copy writer at MTV.

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