US Sends Nuclear Submarine To Korean Peninsula For More Military Drills

Tyler Durden's picture

As US forces prepare to join their South Korean partners for yet another round of the military exercises that North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un is so fond of, the US has sent a nuclear-powered sub to participate.

The nuclear-powered submarine Michigan will arrive in the Korean port city of Busan, situated in the southern part of the country, by the end of the week, according to Bloomberg, which cited local media reports.

The sub will conduct joint drills with the US aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the waters off the peninsula next week.

With North Korea celebrating the founding of the country's ruling Communist Party on Oct. 10, US and South Korean defense officials are anticipating that the country could launch another provocative missile test as soon as tonight.

The US dispatched the USS Ronald Reagan to South Korea last month after North Korea twice fired IRBMs over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.

According to a map showing the locations of US Naval assets (the ones that've been publicly, at least) created by Stratfor, the USS Ronald Reagan is presently making a scheduled refueling stop in Hong Kong but is expected to return to the peninsula shortly.

The escalation - which conjures up memories of the time Trump revealed that he'd ordered three nuclear subs to Korea, only for it to be revealed that they were actually traveling in the opposite direction - comes as the president has stepped up his rhetoric against the North, recently offering a string of cryptic threats about a coming "storm", though he has so far refused to elaborate.

Earlier Monday, Defense Secretary James Mattis said that while the US is trying to force North Korea to halt its nuclear weapons program through diplomacy and economic pressure, soldiers must be prepared to fight if negotiations fail and things go south, Trump seems to have suggested they will.

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Rapunzal's picture

The central bankers need a war at all costs, to blame the next crash on anything else but themselves.

political_proxy's picture

War could further delay the perpetual pushing back of the imminent implosion of the economy in their minds. Thus why we have all war, all the time. But, you know this.

Rapunzal's picture

I should have been more accurate. They need WW3 to hide the next crash. Yes we are in perpetual war since 9/11, but they need a real slaughterhouse going. Chaos and depopulation is the only chance the parasitic elites get away with the largest betrayal in human history.

oncefired's picture

They are still in the False Flag phase of their plan to disarm us Deplorables. Maybe in their minds another war will take up the time needed to get more False Flags executed so us Deplorables will be begging for them to take our guns and beg the Govt to protect us. There 3 big problems: Religion (making good progress diluting the popultion with muslims and brain-washing our kids in school to be athiests), Patriotism (dealt a major blow by Trump drawing attemtion to the NFL), Disarming the Populace (aint happening no matter what they do, every false flag triggers a buying spree and making us more heavily armed). Basically they can remove trump from office, but they know that will trigger a very bad response for them! Start a war with the Fat Suirrely Guy, EMT blast above thew the US, still going to trigger a masive response from the Deplorables, except in this scenario, the rioting Libs are used for terget practice before we come for them!

A Man of Wealth and Taste's picture

That image is of the Jimmy Carter, a modified seawolf that undertakes clandestine missions.  It flew the jolly roger returning to base folloiwng  recent successful outing.  

 

https://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/americas-most-secret-spy-sub-returned-...

 

Looks like a pretty nice boat, even if named after Carter.

Archibald Buttle's picture

hope they sent the tick along for the ride, just to keep jimmy safe.

TheLastTrump's picture

Dim sum.

 

That's the collective intelligence of all the trolls that will be here 3...2....1.....

serotonindumptruck's picture

Blow forward ballast!

Dive! Dive! All Dive!

east of eden's picture

Boomer meet Russian autonomous nuclear torpedo.

Oldwood's picture

I'm really disappointed that after all these years of demonstrating my great wisdom and intelligence that no one from the government has ever CALLED. It's no wonder we are in such a mess......

peopledontwanttruth's picture

Didn't Trump say how stupid the Obama administration was for announcing the military objectives on Isis before it happened.

Nothing is going to happen.

lolmao500's picture

The USS Theodore Roosevelt will also be in the area next week.

Rusty Trombone's picture

Dog and pony show.

Winston Churchill's picture

The pony died and the dog don't look so good.

London Paul on rogue money agrees with me that the Russians and Chinese set an elephant trap for Uncle Scam.

Heads they win, tail you lose.

shankster's picture

Better send in that grand wandering vessel the USS John McCain and get this thing settled once and for all.

Pernicious Gold Phallusy's picture

I wonder what he will do to leave the other party a face-saving exit?

east of eden's picture

The Chinese have already left you an exit, and a face saving opportunity. Turning around your stuff and going back the way you came. East/South East.

shankster's picture

Beware down vote trolls on site.

xrxs's picture

Hopefully they're also keeping track of the 70 North Korean subs.

DeathMerchant's picture

That's easy, they just follow the oil slicks.

Yen Cross's picture

 ONE missile from a Boomer could completely destroy the whole Korean peninsula and most of southern China and Russia.

07564111's picture

this is why nothing will happen,,the ROI will be a killer ;)

Winston Churchill's picture

You need to buy an atlas and study it.Anyways the return strike from Russia and China will

make the USA unrecognizable on the map.

Seems your brian has infarcted.

Yen Cross's picture

 Winston STFU with the holier-than-thou bullshit. I can read a map just fine.

 I demonstrating the fire-power of an U.S. [ Ohio class SSBN] armed with nuclear missiles. If you knew how to read a fucking map, the Norks do most of their nuke testing in the NORTH.

 Are you pissed because your precious euro is crashing?

  * read and learn > Ohio-class submarine - Wikipedia

  " Trident II is capable of carrying up to 12 MIRVs (multiple independent re-entry vehicles), each with a yield of 100kt, although the SALT treaty limits this number to eight a missile. The circle of equal probability (the radius of the circle within which half the strikes will impact) is less than 150m. The Sperry Univac Mark 98 missile control system controls the 24 missiles.

Winston Churchill's picture

In that case you're just another suicidal death cultist, victim of the mass sociopathy now endemic.

I've never even seen a euro outside a photo, hate most europeans including most of my cousins.

And I really couldn't give a shit what you think after that jingoistic bullshit you just spewed.

 

Yen Cross's picture

   SSBN / SSGN Ohio Class Submarine - Naval Technology

Read and learn. After the SALT treaties the number of Trident II's was dropped from 22 to 18. Each missile can carry 8 MIRV's at 100KT yield each.

 

  You and I both know that you couldn't be further from the truth. If anything, I'm trying to point out the absolute absurdity of what is happening, and do not in any way, condone the bombing of Russia or China.

east of eden's picture

Yeah, and one fucking Sarmat can take out Texas, or Norfolk or NY City or Washington and a great deal of real estate all around them.

east of eden's picture

Let's see. Would those 'nuclear missiles' be of the same vintage and capabilty of the 34 Cruise missiles that went nowhere?

The first nuke out of the tube yields the end of you.

east of eden's picture

Perhaps. But then 1 hour later the entire eastern seabord would be under water.

AncientAviator's picture

I say send the USS Constitution. That'll mess with Lil Kim's head.

peopledontwanttruth's picture

If we had a constitution we'd send it but we lost it back in 1933 during the Banking crisis.

Secret Weapon's picture

It is still Columbus day.  Send the Nina, Pinta and the Santa Maria. At least they will probably get there without getting rammed by a cargo ship.

SHADEWELL's picture

I say

Fire, fire, fire, missswel, misspelled, misspelled, up Kim ass, up Kim ass, up Kim ass

Colon blow, colon blow, colon blow

Fuck you die.Fuck you die fuck you die

40MikeMike's picture

The world's most famous spy.

 

Stop proclaiming our missions, especially SSNs and Boomers.

 

Let the enemy wonder....

political_proxy's picture

Those that did not, long ago know there were US subs around NK...well, this release was for the cheap seats.

AriusArmenian's picture

"...soldiers must be prepared to fight if negotiations fail...".

Meaning die for supremacist US elites.

Meaning commit mass murder.

Fuck off, warmongers.

SHADEWELL's picture

Fuck you

Its about time some has the balls to call this dicheads bluff

Kims got dick he sucks dick, and is about to get his dick caved in

You fucking hypocrite if Ukraine had threatened Putin in a similar manner Russia would have opened fire

Kim's about to become extinct

Oh and fuck you

WTFUD's picture

' about time some has the balls . . ', whatever! Bet you'll not be within 2 Continents of the Action/Fall-out?

SHADEWELL's picture

Newsflash we are ALL within range of fall out once it's in atmosphere

Fire fire fire. Kim die Kim die Kim die

HRH Feant2's picture

I agree. 25 years of strategic patience with regard to NK.

25 years of lied and cons and more cons. I think the deep state will be pissed off because this will wipe a threat off the map. No way to make more money!

east of eden's picture

Uh? Have you made an absolutely hoenst and serious effort to solve this diplomatically. NO. This is going to be on your head, where ever it ends up.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

 

25 years of lied and cons and more cons.

Yep, that's what the MSM has been feeding you about North Korea, and you cheerfully gobble it right up.

east of eden's picture

You are, without a doubt, the most repulsive and damaging psychopath I have ever come across.

SHADEWELL's picture

Thank you, but how dare you speak to the third President of the U.S. In such a disrespectful and disgraceful manner. Fuck you and listen If you don't shut your ignorant pie hole I WILL arrange for you to work on my plantation

Although Coming from a brainwashed propagandist like you, that is an extreme compliment ..and wow a whole 11 weeks under this screen name for you Edie you have such an extensive history you fruitcake

Yuri Bezmenov warned the U.S. About you and your techniques.

Now go back to polishing off that handle of Vodka and stfu, but for your sake you had better show me props from now on or you'll be picking the tobackie