Somali Magazine – In a first, South Korea’s naval forces head visited a key navy submarine station in the United States and “stressed the need to strengthen ties against growing North Korean threats,” the South Korean Navy said on Sunday.
Adm. Yang Yong-mo, commander of navy operations, saw the navy Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia, a southern coastal location that houses critical nuclear submarines, according to Yonhap News.
Yang is the first South Korean Navy leader to visit the station, which houses nuclear ballistic missile submarines (SSBN), an important US strategic weapon.
The two sides reaffirmed Washington’s “firm” commitment to providing extended deterrence to South Korea by “utilising the full range of US defence capabilities, including nuclear.”
Yang met with his US counterpart, Adm. Lisa Franchetti, on Thursday to discuss North Korea and maritime cooperation.