South Korea has acknowledged engaging in “decapitation drills” for a potential assassination of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, who recently announced plans to strengthen the country’s nuclear capabilities and enhance its military technology. South Korean Defense Minister Shin Won-sik, in a rare admission, stated that such drills are considered an option, with the involvement of both South Korean and U.S. special operation forces. Tensions have escalated, with Kim Jong-un warning of a possible war on the Korean Peninsula due to what he perceives as provocative moves by the U.S. The international community is concerned about potential conflict escalation and its impact on regional stability. Experts suggest that North Korea may be leveraging provocations to gauge reactions from the incoming U.S. administration. While the Biden administration is open to talks, it has also imposed sanctions in response to North Korea’s banned missile tests, leading to increased military presence in the region. Kim Jong-un has expressed concern over the militarization of South Korea by the U.S., further complicating the situation.