For the first time in over 40 years a US Nuclear Submarine will make port visits to South Korean. The last time a US Submarine visited was in 1981. North Korea’s continuing aggressive acts, such as the recent test firing of a solid fuel missile, prompted the announcement from the White House. Called the ‘Washington Declaration’ the visits are part of a larger deterrence strategy that includes bomber planes and additional joint exercises and training between the U.S. and Korean militaries. As part of the agreement South Korea would as reaffirm its commitment to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty which it signed over 50 years ago. North Korea never signed or agreed to nonproliferation.
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