Sunday, May 21, 2017

U.S. To Deploy Second Aircraft Carrier Strike Group Off North Korea

The USS Ronald Reagan will join another carrier for training exercises (Rex) Stock image

Asahi Shimbun: U.S. to deploy 2nd carrier group off Korean Peninsula

SEOUL--As part of efforts to guard against military provocations by North Korea, the United States will deploy a second aircraft carrier to waters off the Korean Peninsula.

A source with the U.S. military based in South Korea said that the USS Ronald Reagan strike group will sail to the Sea of Japan from its home port at Yokosuka Naval Base.

A strike force centered on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson has been patrolling the waters off the Korean Peninsula since late April. With the dispatch of the Ronald Reagan, there is now the possibility that the U.S. Navy could have two carriers at the same time in those waters.

The Carl Vinson is expected to remain off the Korean Peninsula until June.

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More News On The U.S. Deploying A Second Aircraft Carrier Strike Group Off North Korea

Aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan moves to Korean Peninsula for training exercises as tensions grow between US and North Korea -- Daily Mail
Second carrier to join US ships near Korean Peninsula -- CNN
U.S. Navy moves another massive aircraft carrier close to North Korea -- Yahoo News
US Sends Second Aircraft Carrier to Korea after DPRK’s Missile Test -- Sputnik
U.S. Sends Another Aircraft Carrier to North Korea's Doorstep as Tensions Rise -- National Interest
Two US aircraft carriers set for drills in East Sea: source -- Korea Herald

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