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US Supercarrier Due in South Korea for Joint Drills Amid Tensions

© AP Photo / Ronen ZilbermanThe USS John C. Stennis arrives in Pear Harbor, Hawaii, Tuesday, June29, 2004
The USS John C. Stennis arrives in Pear Harbor, Hawaii, Tuesday, June29, 2004 - Sputnik International
The United States’ nuclear aircraft carrier USS John Stennis is expected to call on the South Korean port of Busan on Sunday to join the annual military exercises with its regional ally, Korean media reported.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Washington and Seoul are holding large-scale military drills in the region – Key Resolve and Foal Eagle – amid escalating tensions with the North, which has warned it will launch an offensive at the first sign of an invasion.

The 103,000-tonne USS John Stennis leads a 7,000-strong strike group, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported. It will join the two-week military drills, which will run from March 7 until March 18.

The North Korean military said Saturday it was ready for a pre-emptive attack against the South Korean and US troops involved in the war games, believed to be the two nations' largest ever joint exercises.

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