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U.S. to send nuclear ballistic sub to South Korea in show of force

Biden and Yoon bolster extended deterrence against Pyongyang's provocations

U.S. President Joe Biden and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol visit the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington on April 25.   © AP

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Joe Biden and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol will agree at their meeting in Washington on Wednesday on the U.S. dispatch of a nuclear ballistic missile submarine to the Asian country. The deal aims to reinforce the effectiveness of extended deterrence by the U.S. in a visible form.

Yoon is the first South Korean president received by the U.S. as a state guest in 12 years. A banquet will be held for Yoon on Wednesday following the summit meeting. On Thursday, he will address a joint session of Congress and affirm the strength of the bilateral alliance.

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