3 Jun 2013

US deploys another submarine to Guam

1:39 pm on 3 June 2013

The US Secretary of Defence, Chuck Hagel, has announced the deployment of a fourth Navy submarine to Guam.

The Marianas Variety reports Mr Hagel told a security summit in Singapore that the deployment of the Virginia-class fast attack submarine is part of America's commitment to peace and security in the Asia-Pacific region.

In the speech, he also noted the increased co-operation between New Zealand and the US following the frigate HMNZS Te Mana's visit to the Navy base at Guam.