- North Korea Conducts Largest-Ever Live Fire Drill As US Nuclear Sub Docks In South
by Tyler Durden, www.zerohedge.com
North Korea conducted what various media outlets have dubbed as its largest ever live-fire exercise on Tuesday to mark the 85th anniversary of the foundation of its military, as a U.S. submarine docked in South Korea in “a show of force” amid growing concern a showdown between the US and North Korea may be imminent.
The port call by the USS Michigan, first reported by Reuters, came as the USS Carl Vinson carrier group steamed toward Korean waters and is expected to arrive over the next 24 hours, while top envoys for North Korea policy from South Korea, Japan and the United States met in Tokyo.
The nuclear-powered submarine the USS Michigan, which arrived in the South Korean port of Busan, is built to carry and launch ballistic missiles and Tomahawk cruise missiles.