US reinforces East Asia ballistic missile defence as Trump-Kim summit nears
Updated : May 22, 2018 01:35 PM IST
The warship's arrival at Yokosuka Naval Base comes three weeks before an unprecedented meeting is supposed to take place in Singapore between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
The show of force is a reminder of the military pressure that can be brought to bear on North Korea as the United States seeks to press it to abandon its nuclear weapons and its ballistic missile programme.
The Milius's dockside welcome in Yokosuka, which is the headquarters of the US Seventh Fleet, comes after doubts emerged last week over whether the Trump-Kim meeting will go ahead.