"During the visit Sailors will … foster outstanding relations between the US Navy, ROK military and the local Busan community," the release stated.
The submarine’s visit to South Korea follows Pyongyang’s threat to sink a US Navy strike group led by the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson and the detention over the weekend of an American professor from a Chinese university who was working on a relief project in North Korea.
The 560-foot long USS Michigan is one of four Ohio-class guided missile destroyers, capable of clandestine strike and special operations capabilities. The submarines are armed with tactical missiles and capable of launching strikes and supporting US special operations forces missions.
Never miss a story again — sign up to our Telegram channel and we'll keep you up to speed!