The US has since been forced to devise several protocols and action plans due to fears North Korea will use nuclear weapons.
One plot is known as the “decapitation” method.
In his 2018 report, journalist Yochi Dreazen explained how “decapitation strikes are part of the current US and South Korean war plan for a conflict with North Korea”.
Dubbed OPLAN 5015, the war plan explicitly talks about targeting Kim, his inner circle, and other top leadership figures.
The plan looks to remove “Kim and his inner circle, most likely by assassination, and replacing the leadership with a more moderate regime willing to open North Korea to the rest of the world”.