A cruise missile submarine has officially joined U.S. forces in the Korean Peninsula. According to U.S. naval forces, the USS Michigan arrived at South Korea’s Port of Busan on Tuesday.
The Pentagon said the deployment was part of a “regularly scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific,” but it comes two weeks after the president sent an armada to the region following North Korea’s continuous testing of ballistic weapons.
“We are sending an armada, very powerful,” Trump said in a Fox News interview on April 11. “We have submarines, very powerful … far more powerful than the aircraft carrier, that I can tell you.”
North Korea has defiantly breached international law with its launched missiles and tests, despite requests from the United States and other nations to stop. The USS Michigan is one of the largest submarines ever built in the U.S. and can carry up to 154 Tomahawk missiles in addition to other weaponry.
According to the Washington Examiner, the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and two Japanese destroyers will also deploy to the region this week.
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