Report: USA Deploys More Aircraft Carriers Toward Korean Peninsula

South Korea’s most important newspaper Yonhap reports citing a governmental source that the United States deployed a total of three aircraft carriers toward the Korean Peninsula, which means two more besides CVN-70 Carl Vinson. The latter will arrive in South Korea’s territorial waters on April 25th.

Yonhap claims that the Pentagon has also directed the CVN-76 Ronald Reagan and the CVN-68 Nimitz toward the Korean peninsula. Ronald Reagan is currently in Japan, in the Yokosuka port while Nimitz is preparing its deployment and it’s expected to enter Japanese territorial waters next week.

The same official claims that the United States and South Korea are currently planning joint drills with the three aircraft carriers and various other ships.

USS aircraft carrier Carl Vinson together with a fleet of other warships including destroyers was sent by Donald Trump at the beginning of April toward the Korean peninsula.

However, if the Yonhap reports are accurate, it’s pretty unusual for the Pentagon to send three aircraft carriers in the same place and this signals the US commitment to deter the Pyongyang regime from continuing with its nuclear ambitions.

Earlier on Sunday, North Korea launched an unidentified missile, but according to South Korea’s military, the test failed miserably. However, according to various intelligence reports, North Korea is committed to developing a nuclear ICBM, i.e. a long range nuclear capable missile that would make for a clear and present danger to the US, Japan and various other countries.

During Saturday’s military parade, which celebrated Kim Jong-ul (North Korea’s founder)’s 105 birthday, little Kim unveiled  a so-called game changing ballistic missile which is claimed to be capable of traveling for thousands of miles.

This ICBM has heightened fears that the rogue North Korean regime is prepping for a possible nuclear strike on the US mainland. The new ICBM models were paraded while enclosed in canister launchers mounted on trucks in front of cheering crowds.

 

 

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