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INTERNATIONAL

Show Of Unity Amid Tensions: US Aircraft Carrier Docks In South Korea

US aircraft carrier arrives In South Korea to 'deter' Pyongyang.

USS Ronald Reagan and ships from its accompanying strike group docked at a naval base in the southern port city of Busan for the first time in about four years, set to join other military vessels in a show of force intended to send a message to North Korea.

Officials said, its arrival marks the most significant deployment yet under a new push to have more U.S. strategic assets operate in the area to deter North Korea.

Strike group commander rear admiral Michael Donnelly told reporters that the visit had been long planned and was designed to build relations with South Korean allies and boost interoperability between the navies.

He said, it's an opportunity for us to practice our tactics and operations and demonstrate that we stand together.