A guided missile submarine- USS Michigan arrived at the port of Busan, South Korea on the same date that they celebrate the 85th founding anniversary of the Korean People’s Amy. Though the arrival of this missile is not expected, its message is very strong to the Pyongyang.
It was remembered that US president Trump mention in his interview with Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo earlier this month that the US was sending an “armada” with submarines to the region. President Trump said, “We have submarines. Very powerful. Far more powerful than the aircraft carrier. That I can tell you.”
The Michigan is one of the four US Navy subs that began to be a ballistic missile submarine, loaded with nuclear missiles as a part of US strategic nuclear deterrent. It is also armed with tactile missiles and equipped with excellent communications capabilities. It is a 560-foot-long, 18,000-ton Michigan that will join the USS Ohio, USS Florida and USS Georgia.
The Michigan’s visit to Busan comes after North Korea threatened to sink the American aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, which is beginning joint drills with two Japanese destroyers in the western Pacific Ocean.
In North Korea’s state-run newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, they said that the country is ready to illustrate its military force by sinking a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier with a single strike. They also claimed that they have the capability and the weaponry that could reach continental US and Asia Pacific Region and they have the absolute weapon-nuclear hydrogen bomb.