North Korea tried to intimidate the west on Tuesday after they held a live-fire drill that included 400 artillery pieces.
The North Koreans have been jockeying for position over the last few weeks, having attempted to launch a nuclear weapon, threatening the United States, and now this live-fire drill.
In response to the North Koreans, President Donald Trump ordered the nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Michigan, to patrol the Korean Peninsula.
“U.S. Navy ships and submarines routinely make port calls in a variety of locations,” Lt. Cmdr. Matt Knight told Fox, adding that he could not comment on any further details about the mission.
Conservative Tribune reports:
One of the largest submarines in the world at more than 560 feet long, the Michigan is equipped with guided missiles that, according to the Pacific Fleet, “provide the Navy with unprecedented strike and special operation mission capabilities from a stealthy, clandestine platform. Armed with tactical missiles and equipped with superior communications capabilities, guided-missile submarines are capable of launching missile strikes and supporting Special Operation Forces missions.”
The submarine joins an armada of U.S. forces already in the area.
Both the U.S. and South Korea are on high alert and preparing to respond to any further acts of aggression by the North Koreans.
Under former President Barack Obama, North Korea was left to do whatever they wanted, but under Trump that is all changing and our president remains committed to teaching the North Koreans that there are consequences for bad behavior.