Wednesday, May 24, 2017

President Trump Tells Philippine President Duterte That There Are Two U.S. Nuclear Subs In Korean Waters

FILE PHOTO: The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Michigan arrives for a regularly scheduled port visit while conducting routine patrols throughout the Western Pacific in Busan, South Korea, April 24, 2017. Jermaine Ralliford/Courtesy U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

Reuters: Trump tells Duterte of two U.S. nuclear subs in Korean waters: NYT

U.S. President Donald Trump told his Philippine counterpart that Washington has sent two nuclear submarines to waters off the Korean peninsula, the New York Times said, comments likely to raise questions about his handling of sensitive information.

Trump has said "a major, major conflict" with North Korea is possible because of its nuclear and missile programs and that all options are on the table but that he wants to resolve the crisis diplomatically.

North Korea has vowed to develop a missile mounted with a nuclear warhead that can strike the mainland United States, saying the program is necessary to counter U.S. aggression.

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WNU Editor: The New York Times article is here .... Trump Praises Duterte for Philippine Drug Crackdown in Call Transcript (NYT). The key paragraph is the following ....

.... “We have a lot of firepower over there,” Mr. Trump noted. “We have two submarines — the best in the world. We have two nuclear submarines, not that we want to use them at all.”

We know that the USS Michigan is there .... US Nuclear Sub Makes Port Call In Busan, South Korea (Update) (April 25, 2017). As for the second sub .... who knows.

7 comments:

fred lapides said...

Trump may have revealed the location of 'nuclear submarines' on a phone call to the Philippines' Duterte

War News Updates Editor said...

I read the transcript. He did not. But then the transcript may have been edited .... or it may not be accurate. All that we know is that the Intercept got a copy, and a White House official said it appears to be authentic.

DocinPA said...

And the NY TASS knows this how?

Dave Goldstein said...

Probably more than 2, There at least 2 on every carrier group plus the Michigan would be around 5.

Chase jones said...

Lol keep grasping

fazman said...

Even if he did so what, its a big ocean NK has no chance of locating them regardless. Even the u.s lost 50 NK pieces of junk a couple of years back and they knew roughly where they were.

Unknown said...

The transcript DOES have Trump telling Duterte about nuclear submarines there.
Bottom of page 2 to top of page 3.