Nuclear-powered sub stops in Korea during heightened tensions

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The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Ohio arrives in Busan, South Korea, Wednesday, July 13, 2016. It comes at a time of heightened tensions on the divided peninsula, but the Navy said it was a routine visit. 	 Wesley Breedlove/U.S. Navy
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The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Ohio arrives in Busan, South Korea, Wednesday, July 13, 2016. It comes at a time of heightened tensions on the divided peninsula, but the Navy said it was a routine visit. Wesley Breedlove/U.S. Navy

Nuclear-powered sub stops in Korea during heightened tensions

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published: July 14, 2016
 SEOUL, South Korea — A nuclear-powered U.S. submarine sailed into the southern port of Busan on Wednesday as part of a regularly scheduled deployment to the Pacific, the Navy said.
 
The USS Ohio’s arrival comes at a time of heightened tensions on the divided peninsula, but the Navy called it a routine visit.
 
North Korea objected strongly to a similar port visit by the USS Mississippi last month, calling it a “direct threat” and vowing to bolster its nuclear-deterrence capabilities as a response.
 
The 560-foot long, guided-missile Ohio submarine will be at Busan for several days. It is the first time visiting the South Korean city for many of the crewmembers, a Navy statement said.
 
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