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Guam-based guided-missile submarine makes port call to South Korea

Guam-based guided-missile submarine makes port call to South Korea”

US Navy units participating in the exercise include the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) and two Arleigh Burke-class destroyers - USS Stethem and USS Mustin.

President Donald Trump has threatened to "totally destroy" the North if forced to defend the US or its allies.

The South Korean navy was quoted by local media outlets as saying the joint exercise with the USA navy would be staged from next Monday to Friday in the eastern and western waters of South Korea. Other battleships and submarines would be mobilized.

Anti-aircraft and anti-ship guns will be fired during the exercise, the navy added.

"Both the South Korean and U.S. Navy will firmly maintain a combined maritime defense posture with a strong will to immediately repulse any kind of enemy provocations to protect the Republic of Korea".

The USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier and two US destroyers will be taking part in the drill alongside South Korean vessels, the US 7th Fleet said.

The US Navy said in a statement that the drill is created to promote "communications, interoperability, and partnership" between the two militaries.

Washington has in recent days attempted to ramp up pressure on Pyongyang by deploying strategic military assets to the Korean peninsula.

The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN 727) (Blue) arrived at Busan, Oct. 13, for a routine visit during a regularly scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific. The arrival one of the largest subs in the world comes amid growing tensions on the Korean peninsula.

The vessel is carrying Tomahawk cruise missiles, used by the U.S.in the early April attack on Syria's Shayrat airbase. The Navy's guided-missile submarines provide the Navy with unprecedented strike and special operation mission capabilities from a stealthy, clandestine platform.

According to U.S. military data, the Ohio-class submarines are armed with "tactical missiles and equipped with superior communications capabilities".

It is unlikely to have any effect on next week's planned major joint-navy drill between Sourth Korea and the U.S.

The US also has sent Guam-based B-1B bombers over the peninsula twice in recent weeks in a show of force amid speculation the North is preparing to conduct another ballistic-missile test.



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