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Nimitz-Class CV to Lead US-Korea Drill

Posted March. 15, 2006 03:03,   


The USS Abraham Lincoln, an American Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, will come to Korea for the first time to participate in the joint military exercises from March 25 to 31.

The carrier will be berthed in the East Sea during this period, far from the waters off Pohang in North Gyeongsang Province, a military source said on March 14.

Until this year, the conventional carrier USS Kitty Hawk had taken part in the annual exercises, but this is the first time a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier has participated.

A U.S. Pacific Fleet carrier, the Abraham Lincoln was commissioned in November 1988, and received attention when U.S. President George W. Bush made a landing aboard the carrier from a jet fighter to announce the end of the war on Iraq. The U.S. Navy has a total of 10 nuclear-powered aircraft carriers.

Sang-Ho Yun ysh1005@donga.com