US Carrier to Visit South Korea in Show of Strength Toward North

Voice of America News reports: “A U.S. aircraft carrier strike group will visit South Korea this week, according to the U.S. military, a significant show of strength amid concerns North Korea will soon conduct a nuclear test.

The USS Ronald Reagan carrier strike group will visit the southern South Korean port city of Busan, U.S. Naval Forces Korea said in a statement. The strike group personnel will ‘visit and engage’ with their South Korean navy partners and conduct a ‘cultural exchange’ with the South Korean people, the statement said.

After that, the navies of both countries will conduct joint exercises off the coast ‘to strengthen their military preparedness as well as demonstrate the strong will of the [South Korea-U.S.] alliance for peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula,’ the South Korean navy said in a statement…”

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