The USS Clarence E. Walsh was a highly-advanced intelligence gathering ship of the United States Navy. In 2007 it launched and started its first patrol in the Yellow Sea. On July 4 of that year, it was hit and destroyed by a North Korean Super Silkworm anti-ship missile at the Sea of Japan. The result was that the US, with South Korean allies and spearheaded by Ghost Recon, staged a military intervention to stop General Paik.
The game Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory reveals that its defenses were subverted by "Masse Kernels" and the missile was launched without North Korean knowledge.
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 (PS 2/GC version only)