The US 7th Fleet announced on Saturday the arrival of its fast-attack submarine USS Springfield at the naval base in the South Korean port city of Busan, in an apparent show of force aimed at North Korea.
Los Angeles-class submarines make routine port calls in South Korea as part of the US navy’s forward-deployed submarine force in the Indo-Pacific. The length of the submarine’s stay was not revealed.
USS Springfield is billed as one of the most capable ships in the entire US navy. Its home-port is in Guam, in the western Pacific.
The US Indo-Pacific Command said this week that it would maintain close cooperation with South Korean forces in light of North Korea’s recent aggressive nuclear policy and advancements in nuclear capabilities.
North Korea has repeatedly warned the allies against building up military presence near the Korean peninsula and has criticized USA-South Korean joint drills as a preparation for invasion.
It has launched several ballistic missiles off the eastern-coast since the start of the year.
Sputnik / ABC Flash-Point News 2023.
North Korea should shoot it out of the water with a hyper-sonic missile… yeah that would he so awesome. Or Russia, or china… someone shoot it out of the water. Give me access i will happily do so.