Tensions have been rising between the U.S. and North Korea in recent weeks. On Tuesday, it was revealed that North Korea has just made another terrifying move.
Fox News reported that North Korea conducted a huge live-fire drill that involved up to 400 artillery pieces in an event that was likely supervised by the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un. This came as the U.S. added a nuclear-powered submarine to its fleet of vessels powering toward the region.
An unnamed government source confirmed that Pyongyang deployed long-range artillery units in the coastal region of Wonsan. Speculation is mounting that the North might carry out another nuclear or missile test.
Meanwhile, the USS Michigan, the nuclear-powered powered Ohio class submarine has pulled into the South Korean port of Busan for a hull check. It will then join the USS Vinson aircraft carrier strike group for exercises in the Sea of Japan.
Lieutenant commander Matt Knight with U.S. Pacific Fleet said that the USS Michigan is on “routine deployment.”
“U.S. Navy ships and submarines routinely make port calls in a variety of locations,” Knight said. “As a matter of routine, we do not discuss future operations or the details regarding the operations of our submarines. USS Michigan is currently on a routine deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific.”
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