I hope everyone has a good time visiting from these ships but please do not do anything stupid in Korea like we have seen sailors visiting Okinawa do before:
A U.S. nuclear-powered submarine has arrived in the southeastern port city of Jinhae for joint naval drills with South Korea, amid imminent signs that North Korea will hold a nuclear test.
The USS San Francisco is a 69-hundred ton LA-class fast-attack submarine, equipped with Tomahawk cruise missiles and torpedoes. It carries 154 sailors.
South Korea’s Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), Jung Seung-jo visited the naval base in Jinhae and said that having the U.S. submarine at the port of call would serve as a message to North Korea in response to its nuclear test preparations.
Meanwhile, the USS Shiloh, a U.S. naval 98-hundred-ton guided missile cruiser, also arrived in the southern port city of Busan.
A JCS official said that the U.S. naval vessels will participate in the joint naval drills with South Korea early next week in the East Sea. [KBS Global]