In what is be ing described as a massive ‘Armada,’ the U.S. Navy’s USS Michigan attack submarine arrived in Busan, South Korea’s southern port city on Friday, and it looks like a U.S. aircraft carrier will join it in the port as well, reports American Military News. This impressive show of force is all to challenge Kim Jong Un and his oppressive regime.
“‘The Michigan, a nuclear-powered attack submarine, carries with it some 150 Tomahawk cruise missiles that experts told Business Insider could prove incredibly useful in a strike on North Korea’s nuclear infrastructure,’ reports American Military News.”
The submarine has also recently carried special forces along with the weapons. In April, Navy SEALs were reported to join local forces in South Korea to train together in order to take down North Korea’s regime.
The USS Ronald Reagan is a forward-deployed aircraft carrier based in Japan, and is also planning to head to South Korea in the coming days, according to Yonhap.
Along with the aircraft carriers, the U.S. navy has reshuffled some Arleigh Berke-class destroyers to bolster missile defense in the region.
A South Korean news outlet, Chosun, reported that the U.S. has been considering using this armada to test North Korea like never before. They report that the U.S. Navy wants to sail aircraft carriers north of the Northern Limit Line, the de facto maritime border of North Korea, and see what ensues.
The U.S. have already done something similar to this. The U.S. flew bombers over the Northern Limit Line and North Korea responded by saying it would shoot down any U.S. bombers even outside its airspace.
As a general rule, the U.S. Navy does not comment on future operations, but the USS Reagan has been spotted in Korea’s vicinity recently.