The US Navy said Wednesday that the super carrier USS Nimitz, escorted by a covering screen of cruisers, destroyers and submarines, has entered the western Pacific, joining the Roosevelt and Reagan carrier strike groups already deployed in the region.
The move places three powerful US carrier groups within striking distance of North Korea ahead of a 12-day visit to Asia next month by President Donald Trump.
The nuclear-armed carriers, with their tactical air wings, are now part of the US 7th Fleet area of operations which covers the eastern Indian and western Pacific oceans.
The San Diego-based USS Theodore Roosevelt arrived in the western Pacific earlier this week. It is accompanied by the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill and guided-missile destroyers.
The Japan-based USS Ronald Reagan carrier strike group arrived off South Korea’s port city of Busan for a five-day maritime exercise with the South Korean Navy last week. The maneuvers have ended and the Reagan is officially scheduled to return to its homeport of Yokosuka on Saturday.
The US has substantially bolstered its forces in the region amid tensions with North Korea over its nuclear weapons and missile programs. The US Air Force said Tuesday that it will deploy a dozen F-35A Lightning stealth fighters to Japan next month.
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What happens if the rocket man test his missile while trump is in South Korea? Will it be shot down?
The guy won’t try anything like DAT. He’s just preparing his missiles not ready for war.
I sincerely hope that the North Koreans are reading this
Nimitz, Roosevelt, Regan all bullshit… Trump is afraid ???? of Kim that’s why he is sending nuclear capable ships. USA should attack NK the way they did in Iraq, Syria and Libya. Too much talk. We want actions.
You’re not up to speed on this are you?
Here I’ll help…
NK attacks USA, China stays neutral
USA attacks NK, China will support its ally (that’s NK) and launch ICBMs at mainland USA…
lots of them,
from lots of different launch sites,
Which could be anywhere…
YOU CANNOT DESTROY THEM; YOU HAVE NO DEFENCE AGAINST ICBMS.
If the USA were to attempt to destroy all China’s ICBMs on launch, they would fail.
This is the principle of MAD (mutually assured destruction) which has kept the planet “safe” from nuclear Armageddon for the last 50+ years
Basically, if Donald Shitler strikes first, USA is in deep shit.
I think it can happen that way.
And you did not ask you self if China have ICBMS defence or you think America don’t have ICBMS
You talk from the point of ignorance. You forgot that for every single weapon China has, the USA has ten of it. Tell me China Millitary bases that ate close to US they will stay to launch the attack? Don’t forget US is in Japan and South Korea.
Some nations pile nuclear warheads as high as heaven, yet they are the first to bark at others for. The pot always calls the kettle "black".
Let us say no to nukes, whether in the US or North Korea.
AND US HAS CARRIERS WITH NUCLEAR CAPABILITY
Ian Brunsdon. This guy sounds like an ignorant person. You think fake China is a nuclear force. When did they develop an ICBM? How many missile destroyers do China have. And you think US don’t have strong allies. I remind you of Britain and Israel. Know that the battle may happen in their own backyard and not anywhere closer to US. US fighter jets, bombers and anti-missile destroyers will operate from three bases: Japan, Guam and aircraft carriers stationed on the pacific ocean.
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