US Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier Arrives In South Korea In Response To Escalating Nuclear, Missile Threats By North Korea
The most recent visit by the USS Carl Vinson comes after reports that North Korea may launch a reconnaissance satellite (also referred to as a 'spy' satellite) "within a week or so".
SEOUL - The US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson arrived in Busan, South Korea on Tuesday as a show of force and deterrence in response to escalating nuclear and missile threats by North Korea, and to show South Korea the willingness of the United States and its allies to defend the country against threats posed by the North.
The Department of Defense also released a statement that said that in months following the Washington Declaration [explained later in this article], a U.S. ballistic missile submarine carried out a port visit in South Korea for the first time in 40 years.
In addition, the USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike group also completed a port visit recently, and last month the United States landed a B-52 Stratofortress bomber on the Korean Peninsula for the first time in a century.
Regarding the latest carrier visit, on November 13th, the US 7th Fleet said, "Senior leaders from Canada, Australia, Japan, and U.S. navies visit the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX) 2023".