The United States Navy’s only forward-deployment nuclear aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), has came in Busan, South Korea, for the first time since 2017.
It also noted Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. the first visit to the Republic of Korea (ROK) in four years.
According to A Reuters reportThe planned port visit is part of the US Navy’s efforts to increase the presence of its nuclear “strategic assets” in the region in response to the growing threat from North Korea.
The report also quoted unnamed officials as saying that the US Navy’s strike force will also join ROK ships for various naval exercises, demonstrating its military might.
Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG 5) Rear Admiral Buzz Donnelly said: “Ronald Reagan’s strike group visit is of strategic importance to the US-ROK relationship and is a clear and unequivocal demonstration of US commitment to the Alliance.
“Our presence and commitments in the Republic of Korea and the Indo-Pacific region are not new, and such visits are part of our routine operations in the region that have helped maintain peace for more than 70 years.”
Another Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Benfold (DDG 65), will arrive in Chinhe as part of the CSG visit.
During the port visit, Ronald Reagan will host various dignitaries and officials from both countries and meet with several leaders ashore, the US Navy said.
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