July 21, 2023

Rare submarine visit reminds North Korea of U.S. nuclear missiles out of sight, in range

Source: Reuters

Journalist: Josh Smith

“Placing nuclear weapons offshore and on submarines is actually a stronger deterrent in many ways,” said Duyeon Kim of the Center for a New American Security. “Deterrence is strengthened when the location of American strategic assets is unknown to the adversary as long as the adversary knows that these weapons exist.”

The USS Kentucky Ohio-class SSBN arrived in South Korea's southern port of Busan on Tuesday and wrapped up its visit on Friday, said a source with direct knowledge of its movements.

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  • Dr. Duyeon Kim

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Indo-Pacific Security Program

    Duyeon Kim, PhD, is an adjunct senior fellow with the Indo-Pacific Security Program at CNAS based in Seoul. Her expertise includes the two Koreas, nuclear nonproliferation, ar...