US to send nuclear ballistic submarines to Korean Peninsula

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  • As part of the declaration, South Korea will reaffirm its commitment to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, an agreement signed by several major nuclear and non-nuclear powers that pledged their cooperation to stem the spread of nuclear technology, the officials said.
  • Next week, Biden will host Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. for Oval Office talks.In the past year, North Korea has been steadily expanding its nuclear arsenal, while China and Russia repeatedly block U.S.-led efforts to toughen sanctions on the North over its barrage of banned missile tests.
  • “That was for one noble cause: to defend freedom.”The agreement also calls for the U.S. and South Korean militaries to strengthen joint training and better integrate South Korean military assets into the joint strategic deterrence effort.
  • Approximately 28,500 U.S. troops are currently based in South Korea.“Why did they sacrifice their lives for this faraway country and for the people that you’ve never met?” Yoon said of the U.S. troops who served during the war.
  • The stepped-up testing by North Korea includes the flight-testing of a solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time earlier this month.
  • The recent test is seen as a possible breakthrough in the North’s efforts to acquire a more powerful, harder-to-detect weapon targeting the continental United States.Biden and Yoon, and their aides, also discussed Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine.
By AAMER MADHANI and ZEKE MILLER Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) Presidents Joe Biden and Yoon Suk Yeol on Wednesday will sign an agreement that includes plans to have U.S. nucleararmed submarin [+5457 chars]