- US To Send Nuclear Subs, Stealth Fighters To Korea As Tensions Run High
by RYAN PICKRELL, http://dailycaller.com/
The U.S. is preparing to send strategic military assets to South Korea for drills as tensions run high on the peninsula following North Korea’s test of a new offensive weapon.
“The two sides have agreed to send U.S. strategic assets, such as the F-22 stealth fighters and a nuclear-powered submarine, to the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle exercises in March,” a military official told Yonhap News Agency. The U.S. may also send B-1B strategic bombers and the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to the region, according to some observers.
“We are in talks with the U.S. to determine the size of U.S. strategic assets to be deployed and the range of their exposure to local media,” the Ministry of National Defense reported. The exercise will be the largest ever and is designed to showcase the strength of the alliance in the face of North Korean nuclear and missile threats, the defense ministry added.