Amerian heavy attack helicopters are being mobilized to reinforce South Korean troops amid concerns of an amphibious invasion by North Korean special forces. The south’s Maritime Counter Special Operations (MCSOF) unit is being boosted by the addition of nearly 50 Apache choppers to counter a possible attack by Kim Jong-un’s regime from the sea. The AH-64D Apaches – the same model of helicopter piloted by Prince Harry – have joined a MCSOF exercise already underway in the Yellow Sea,

to the west of the Korean Peninsula. The announcement comes as North Korean special forces have been spotted near the Northern Limit Line (NLL), the disputed maritime border between the rouge state and South Korea. The NLL has been the site of a series of aggressive acts by the north, the most recent of which was in 2010 when Kim’s navy was accused of sinking a South Korean warship and killing 46 sailors. READ MORE