US nuclear sub heads to South Korea: report

A nuclear-powered U.S. Navy submarine is en route to South Korea, according to a new report.

The USS Michigan is expected to dock in the port city of Busan on Tuesday, CNN said.

CNN confirmed the Michigan’s trip with a U.S. defense official who described the movement as a show of force amid rising tensions between America and North Korea.

The Michigan is set to arrive in Busan on the same day as North Korea will celebrate the 85th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People’s Army, CNN said.
CNN said the Michigan’s visit was first reported by South Korean newspaper Donga Ilbo.

The Michigan is an Ohio-class nuclear-powered submarine, according to the Navy, armed with tactical missiles and superior communications capabilities.


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