Thursday, May 26

How is the USS Nevada, one of the most powerful nuclear submarines in the US that made an unusual appearance in the Pacific


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An unusual “visitor” has just emerged from the depths of the ocean in Guam, the US territory in the Pacific.

Over the weekend, one of the most powerful US nuclear submarines was spotted on the island, at a time when tensions between China and Taiwan are heightening, and while North Korea is carrying out several missile tests.

It is the USS Nevada, an Ohio-class nuclear-powered submarine carrying 20 Trident ballistic missiles (equipped with multiple independently steerable reentry vehicles) and dozens of nuclear warheads.

According to local media, it is the first time in more than six years that a US Navy nuclear-capable submarine has been sighted off Guam and the second since the 1980s.


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