The time may come when North Korea checks the cupboard for nukes, and finds the cupboard’s been looted.
That’s because there are several nuke-qualified recovery teams, special operations, coming out of several countries — to include Russia, the U.S., Britain, and France.
In the U.S., the Air Force has the Tactical Response Force, the Navy has SEALs, and the Army has Special Forces — all qualified for high altitude covert operations to recover or “disqualify” a nuclear threat, should a team be ordered to take direct action against known or suspected sites.
Not likely at this point, but still an option.
Static-line jumps in combat are usually around 1000 feet so the troopers can get on the ground quickly.
Troops can jump from a variety of aircraft — the C-130, C-17, and even helicopters like the CH-47 and '53.
The most common method they use is High Altitude Low Opening (HALO), deploying their chute after a long free fall period.
... Maintaining stealth while travelling more than 30 miles behind enemy lines ... possibly even for preemptive nuke recovery.
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