VOA: Sources: 3rd US Naval Strike Force Deployed to Deter North Korea
The United States is sending a third aircraft carrier strike force to the western Pacific region in an apparent warning to North Korea to deter its ballistic missile and nuclear programs, two sources have told VOA.
The USS Nimitz, one of the world’s largest warships, will join two other supercarriers, the USS Carl Vinson and the USS Ronald Reagan, in the western Pacific, the sources told VOA's Steve Herman.
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Update #1: U.S. to deploy 3rd carrier group to deter North Korea (Asahi Shimbun)
Update #2: Third US Aircraft Carrier Headed Toward Asia-Pacific Region Amid N Korean Crisis (Sputnik)
Update #3: US Deploys Third Aircraft Carrier Toward North Korea (Zero Hedge)
WNU Editor: Three aircraft carrier strike groups near North Korea .... this is big news. When we start hearing of B-2 deployments to Guan .... that is when we start to worry. The USS Nimitz will be leaving port this Thursday .... USS Nimitz headed out for deployment on Thursday (Kitsap Sun).
Hat tip to Steven Krische for this link.