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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

US nuclear submarine visits South Korea for annual drill

USS Olympia (SSN-717)A nuclear-powered US submarine visited South Korea for a joint annual military drill, a South Korean military official said on Monday.

"The US submarine came into a South Korean port for regular visit and annual joint military exercise. We cannot confirm details on the exercise for security reasons," the Defense Ministry official said by phone.

The 7,000-ton USS Olympia, a Los Angeles-class submarine, arrived in the southern port city of Jinhae, 410 km south of capital Seoul, on Friday, said a naval officer quoted by Yonhap News Agency.

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