U.S. special reconnaissance missions in North Korea: Yes, no, maybe. May 30 2012 - 4 CommentsBy Tags: North Korea, South Korea bozzomarc just a wild thought here, and i know no one is fan of such goofy theories but wouldnt helicopter drops be more efficient? i mean sure a HALO jump would allow planes to be out of reach of soviet era radars or at least allow jumpers to remain undetected but this seems like a lot of hassle…. Giuseppe Hypothetically speaking, if US Special Ops troops were to do an aerial insertion they would most certainly be jumping HAHO (High Altitude, High Opening), and the jump aircraft would never penetrate N. Korean airspace. Additionally, they would most likely employ a non-standard airframe as a jump platform such as a CASA 212, Cessna 208 Caravan, or De Havilland DHC6-300 Twin Otter (all of which are or were in the AFSOC inventory), or some other type of “civilianized” aircraft. bozzomarc Yep sounds good but what about when rec units need to reach inland targets say : 41.2940 , 129.1340? are there any commercial lines going over or in NK airspace? http://viewpointofview.wordpress.com viewpointofview The risk of getting caught is probably high, and the consequences of getting caught very high indeed. I suspect there is US/South Korean intelligence assets in NK, and they might even wear boots, but I don’t think the Navy Seals, Green Berets or USAF Combat Controllers are there.