After visiting Yokosuka in March this year, U.S. Navy’s Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS... http://ift.tt/2qxEJDw

After visiting Yokosuka in March this year, U.S. Navy’s Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka on May 11, for the second visit to Japan during her Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment.

USS Santa Fe is also the second submarine to visit Japan this month as USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) made a port call at Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, on May 2.

Santa Fe’s visit to Japan is likely to be seen as a “show of force” and attributed to heightened tensions between North Korea’s Pyongyang regime and the U.S. which now has the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson operating near the Korean Peninsula.


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