As tensions increase between the US and North Korea, President Trump orders 2 carrier task forces to the Korean Peninsula. This will make 3 when they arrive later this week.
The reports of the deployment are coming from South Korean news outlet Yonhap.
Yonhap reports that in addition to the CVN-70 Carl Vinson, which is expected to arrive off the South Korean coast on April 25, the CVN-76 Ronald Reagan – currently in home port in Yokosuka, Japan – and the CVN-68 Nimitz carrier group – currently undergoing final pre-deployment assessment, Composite Training Unit Exercise off Oregon – will enter the Sea of Japan next week. According to the senior government official. the US and South Korea are discussing joint drills, which will include the three aircraft carriers and other ships.
USS Carl Vinson, and it’s task force was sent by Washington toward the Korean Peninsula in the beginning of April.
While details are scarce, and we would urge confirmation from US-based sources, Yonhap also reports that according to the government source the operation of three aircraft carriers in the same location is unusual, and demonstrates the US commitment to North Korea. Other sources said the Trump administration is demonstrating deterrence by acting on its behalf. “We expect it to be completely different from the previous administration.”
North Korea is showing no sign of backing down as we inch closer to war.
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