US Deploys Two More Aircraft Carriers Toward Korean Peninsula: Yonhap

Tyler Durden's picture

According to a report by South Korea's primary news outlet, Yonhap, the Pentagon has directed a total of three US aircraft carriers toward the Korean Peninsula, citing a South Korean government source.

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.

CVN-68 Nimitz carrier group

USS Carl Vinson, surrounded by a fleet of US warships, 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."

On Sunday, Pyongyang launched an unidentified projectile, but the test reportedly failed. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) stated that the attempted launch was conducted from the area near North Korea's eastern port city of Sinpo, but likely ended in a failure.

The most recent map showing key US naval deployments around the globe is shown below.

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The_Juggernaut's picture

Good.  Put an end to Kim's bullshit once and for all.

NugginFuts's picture

Thanks for the sponsorship of WWIII, Col. Ripper.


Looney's picture


It’s time for all Tree Huggers to start making noises!

The Carl Vinson aircraft carrier is one big Somamabitch and, if it gets too close to North Korea’s shoreline, the sea level around the Korean Peninsula might rise a couple of feet. I think?  ;-)


AVmaster's picture

Who cares if north korea gets flattened as long as china and russia let us play without pissing in our sandbox...



NoDebt's picture

If this was poker (and it might just be), this would be Trump saying "I'm all in" and pushing all the chips to the center of the table.



tmosley's picture

Jews don't get to make the calls for the US, Russia, nor China any more. Sorry :((((

ne-tiger's picture

Trump's fucking crazy: is the purpose to fuck up east asia same as ME? If he does this, he's much more shitty than even the bitch.

FrozenGoodz's picture

NOW they'll stop testing ... wait what?


Policy hombre ... that's what is needed ... make all the military chess moves you want - it does nothing but incite them ... it's validation their tactics are getting under your skin

PrayingMantis's picture


... "It is better to light one candle than curse the darkness" ~ an ancient Chinese proverb

     ... or perhaps, I might need a bigger tinfoil hat ;)

... all these posturing and rooster-crowing by Darth Trump is a failed attempt to convince those who are not willing to be deceived ...

I had previously pointed out certain scenarios here at ZH why all these Kabuki theatrics are taking center stage courtesy of the Deep State and Globalist groups ...

and I doubt very much if Trump is the one calling the shots ...

>>> here, >>>  and here >>> >>>  and here >>>  and here as well >>> .

... But Trump's bigger problem is not North Korea (Chinese-protected) nor Syria (Russian-protected). Trump's problem is exactly China and Russia (and their BRICS stronghold, I might add).

... North Korea is China's other Great Wall in the south to prevent land invasion from that side of Asia as well as its buffer protection along the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan ... (China hasn't forgotten any of the Japanese aggressions and massacres ... among them, the Nanking Massacre, and the invasion of the Japanese-named Manchuria or in Chinese, Northeast China [Dongbei], consisting of Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning provinces) and they had been protecting and supplying NK with whatever they need for the last 70 years or more.  (If you'd like to see the Chinese anger against the Japanese, just watch any of Bruce Lee's movies :)

... Syria has been Russia's Wall to protect their Oil and Gas almost-monopoly to Europe against the Saudi/Qatari/etc. oil & gas consortium's pipeline.

Trump's problems doesn't stop there.  Domestically, he has to confront the Deep State and internationally, he has to fight the Globalists which, IMO, Trump has better chances of hitting his head on a wall to achieve some results.

As well, he had to rooster-crow America's "perceived" superiority in military terms because (he must've known very recently that) America's military secrets had been compromised big-time (or in Trumpism, Bigly).

Here's why ...

Incidentally, there was a ZH article dated April 14, 2017, and not too long ago which states, >>> >>> entitled, "US Conducts Successful Field Test Of New Nuclear Bomb",

which states ...

... "The flight test included hardware designed by Sandia and Los Alamos national laboratories, manufactured by the Nuclear Security Enterprise plants, and mated to the tail-kit assembly section, designed by the Boeing Company under contract with the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center. 

... >>>>>   please note Los Alamos National Laboratories and Boeing   <<<<<

... let me jog your memory if you heard this previously or, if not, perhaps direct your attention to the following items:

“The stolen U.S. secrets have helped the PRC fabricate and successfully test modern strategic thermonuclear weapons.”
(“U.S. National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with the People’s Republic of China” known as “The Cox Report,” Vol. 1, pg. 60)

“The stolen information includes classified information on seven U.S. thermonuclear warheads … The stolen U.S. nuclear secrets give the PRC design information on thermonuclear weapons on a par with our own”
(“The Cox Report,” Overview, pg. i, ii)

“A scientist suspected of spying for China improperly transferred huge amounts of secret data from a computer system at a government laboratory, compromising virtually every nuclear weapon in the United States arsenal, government and lab officials say.”
(Cited in James Risen and Jeff Garth, New York Times, April 27, 1999)

>>> source:>>>

... or here >>> "Chinese Spy Scandal in U.S. Nuclear Lab / Bomb-making secrets stolen at Los Alamos, officials say" >>>  ...

... or here >>> "Officials Describe Loss of Nuclear Secrets at Los Alamos" >>>

... or here, and still appears they had no clue ... >>> "BREACH AT LOS ALAMOS: A special report.; China Stole Nuclear Secrets For Bombs, U.S. Aides Say" >>>

... now, I suspect many US Mil "secrets" are sitting somewhere in China which might explain why China "sent a message" they could shoot down space-satellites using a ground-based missile (see my previous comment-postings above) which potentially could knock out all US telecommunications, ship-to-shore comms, Internet, ATMs, Global financing, SWIFT, etc. and anything that travels through satellite comms

... who needs all these non-precise-23/59-laughable Tom Cruise missiles and gravity-propelled MOABs when all the Chinese had to do is shoot down US-based satellites ...


... and the other problem is Boeing ...

Do you ever wonder how in the world the Russians were able to counter the  sleek and super-new Aegis radar system (refer: USS Donald Cook) ... and how, after the fall of the Soviets they were able to "produce" top-notch air-superiority and Kaliber missile pin-point accuracy in a very short time?

... one answer could be the BRICS consortium share their military secrets along with Iran, who "stole" a "stealth" drone from the sky under the noses of the Nevada operators, which now forms part of their own military arsenal after reverse-engineering the "secrets" and of course, sharing same with China and Russia.

>>> "Iran seizes a U.S. Stealth Drone by taking over controls. Maybe… And what about that Predator virus?" >>> >>> "Iran says it built copy of captured U.S. drone" >>> >>> "Iran claims its copy of US drone has taken flight" >>>  ...

... now, how were the Iranians able to "guess" the frequencies of those "stealth" flying objects to take control of it from the sky? Perhaps with the aid of the Russians?  How were the Russians able to achieve air-superiority in a very short time?

The answer might lie under Boeing's signed agreement with Moscow to set up a Research & Development program-sharing project office with a Russian-owned aero-corporation within the city of Moscow, Russia.

>>> "Boeing and VSMPO-AVISMA agreed joint-venture extending and R&D cooperation " >>>  ...

... and here on Boeing's own website is the confirmation >>> "Boeing Celebrates Anniversary with New Design Center in Moscow"  ... >>>


... what happened to the US "sanctions" against Russia you might ask? ... hell if I know ...

... from rumors I read somewhere, Boeing needed titanium badly for its aircrafts and Russia has the biggest deposits of titanium and the only way Russia would supply titanium to Boeing and for Boeing to avail itself of those titanium is to partner-up an R&D program with the Russian aerospace group and set up shop within Moscow.  I believe some people might refer to that as "selling its soul".


... now, if you were Billionaire Trump, would you like to be POTUS and NOT have any control?  Perhaps he was given a copy of Executive Order 11110 to read ...

"John F. Kennedy was assassinated for stripping the Rothschild-owned Federal Reserve of its power to print and loan money to the United States Federal Government at interest. President Kennedy signed Executive Order No. 11110 on June 4, 1963, which returned to the U.S. government the power to issue currency, without going through the privately-owned Federal Reserve. Unknowingly, he also signed his death sentence that day. President Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963 and the United States Notes (backed by silver) he had issued were immediately taken out of circulation. Federal Reserve Notes continued to serve as the legal currency of the nation."

>>> read more here >>> ... "The FOUR Reasons for the Assassination of JFK, The Greatest US President"  >>> ...

... I better get a bigger tin foil hat ;)


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Donald Trump (not verified) PrayingMantis Apr 17, 2017 3:38 PM

Wonder whose fingers are up Trump's ass.

Surely not missus' since she uses her elbow to nudge him into compliance. 

The old fart forgets even to assume the possition for the anthem:

A New Low: Trump Needs to be Nudged by Immigrant Wife to Put Hand on Heart During National Anthem

Kotzbomber747's picture

Two more a/c carriers to Korea? I would take this 'news' with a large grain (a couple of pounds/kilos should do the trick) of salt.

Wishful thinking for all the goldbugs who hope that they will finally recoup some of their losses when they bought gold for ± $1900,-

p.s. wasn't the Carl Vinson supposed to have arrived near the Korean Peninsula already this past weekend?

bigkahuna's picture

if they were going to make a run at NK - you would have to see some serious troop deployments to go with these boats. Otherwise - it is just a bunch of showmanship...


They will not even launch on NK without a serious troop build up....unless China is going to do this dirty work, then I can see why he is letting them off the hook for currency manipulation and dumping...

Kotzbomber747's picture

"...unless China is going to do this dirty work, then I can see why he is letting them off the hook for currency manipulation and dumping..."

True, and what about the Spratley Islands? Did everybody forget about those?

Did Xi lure Trump into a trap so he can wrestle concessions from the US regarding these and other matters? Trump is definitely dumb, impulsive and trigger-happy enough to walk into a trap with his eyes wide open...

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Steve Kasian's picture

WoW! You're SUCH a military expert. I wish I could copy and paste 20,000 paragraphs worth of drivel, hammering home the message that I know what I'm talking about because I have a lot of words to say, and links to post. But, alas, I am not. I'm just a lowly internet troll, mind-controlled by the Zionist Globalist Deep State and The Fake News Media™. I'm a hopeless sheep I guess. Carry on with your mindless, conspiracy hypothesising drivel...

PrayingMantis's picture

Let me guess, @Steve Kasian, you're the same twit on twitter whose password is "SKisan_ID_10_T"?

Well, I wasn't going to waste my time replying to your earthworm-IQ'd post, but you used all BOLD characters (typical of cowards, I'd say) ... and I take exception to posts using all Bold characters ;) ... , but, Steve, seriously, how dare you insinuate that I could tolerate such a pussified insolence from a minute scrap of humanity such as yourself.

And I would suggest that in the midst of great anger, please smile; they don’t have to know you’re broke, and living in your mom's basement, so you can live as if you're a miracle trying to achieve nothing. And don't let the PrayingMantis define your limits as well ... please do it yourself, so at least you can claim success in all your miserable failures.

And btw, YES, I fully agree, you're a lowly internet troll, mind-controlled by the Zionist Globalist Deep State and The Fake News Media and a hopeless sheep ;) ... (these are your words, I wouldn't know otherwise ;)  ... and I might humbly suggest a small correction, you forgot to mention "23-weeks" lowly internet troll ...


jeff montanye's picture

bust 9-11 (and jfk) and the world changes.  use the saudi suits as a way of highlighting the holes in the official story and getting new info via depositions, etc.  saudi arabia shouldn't want the hatred or the liability of being left holding the zionist bag (again).

the internet and social media offer a way, absent before, to effectively communicate this information/world view.

perhaps no government will ever be our ally, howevermuch trump seemed to offer promise.  we must do it ourselves.

FBaggins's picture

Great stuff. Definitely not for twitter brains. The Rothchild empire has been screwing Russia over for almost 200 years now. If not for their power and influence the communist revolution in Russia likely would not have succeeded. Apart from Russia’s resources its Asian land mass is key for any total global economic and military hegemony.   

ThirteenthFloor's picture

JFK also had courage to stand up to Gen. Lemay when he was trying to perform first strike on Russia. Trump has little courage, a flamboyant orangutan. And to quote Dr. Zaius, the orangutan in planet of the apes, "something is trying to outwit the gorillas".

JFK White House recordings

eclectic syncretist's picture

Letting people live in peace will not happen so long as central banks, and their perpetual need to keep imagineering value, exist.

The banksters need the war so they have something to finance, and when it's over they can finance a rebuild with conditions favorable to their parasitic and demonic system.

Cynicles II's picture

The Banksters never lose a war. Lending to all involved parties is a win win every time.

...not their blood. 

HenryHall's picture

>> The Banksters never lose a war.

Nuclear weapons change that. The Banksters will lose when everyone loses. No exceptions.

The first time a carrier group gets nuked is not the end of the war, it's only the start.

SgtShaftoe's picture

I have a feeling that the bankers will be held personally responsible this time. The war will likely come to them wherever they may hide.

BarkingCat's picture

If the right individuals decide to make it so then it will happen. However many who are willing, are not the right individuals.

The right individuals are themselves members of deep state or have spent the time planning for such a mission of justice and have the ability to complete it.

That it a very small list.


HockeyFool's picture

we can only hope. do you have the list of names and addresses?

Zeijandi's picture

No. The purpose is to remove the North Korean monarchy from the face of the earth. China and the US have already divied up North Korea. This will become something like what Germany was post WWII. China will manage the north part of NK, while SK with alot of US guidance will manage the south. There will no longer really be the 'North Korea' we have all grown up with. Clearly, this is not really going to be a slow war. Maybe a few months and a few hundred MOAB's. Just my opinion, but seems possible.


pkea's picture

remove MCMaster he is literally calling the shots and will bring the world to the nuclear disaster... but for now as expected they pulled back... the bluff didnt work...

HardAssets's picture

They don't give a damn what we think. They do whatever they want and lie to us about what they do anyway.

These crazy shitbags are determined to blow up the world.

07564111's picture

You should learn to better analyze geopolitical situations ;)
The orangeutan is not going to save you, he plans on destroying you :D :D

OregonGrown's picture

That is not very nice to say.... for he is not even president anymore..... 


By the way, what ever happened to that hopey changey thing? 

Winston Churchill's picture

Everyone loves a turkey shoot, except the turkeys.

All war is deceit,guarded and surrounded by lies.

I've lost the thread  in the narrative.

Who is the turkey again ?

Citxmech's picture

Commiting 3 carrier groups sounds pretty f'n serious.  When was the last time we did that without blowing some shit up?

El Pibe's picture

This clearly shows that "Orange Jesus and the War Criminals" are beginning to loose the game.

They could hit NK easily with one carrier group. The reason the crims are sending two more is to gain time, it's going to take weeks for the two units to be ready on premises. They now need to gain time, because they are searching for a way out of the trap they set themselves, as NK is not giiving in so far. If they wanted just to bomb it, they could do so already.

In the end, they may only be left with two alternatives:

1. start a war that will at least devastate the region with millions of deaths (wth a potential to escalate globally)

2. just beat it, and look like the loosers they are




laser's picture

Carriers are sitting ducks where ever they are.

Winston Churchill's picture

Well it is taking the heat off Iran.

Maybe the loss of three carrier groups could bring the USA back to sanity.

Its going to take something like that to avoid being the recepient of a first strike from much more capable enemies.

We will see who is really on whose side soon.

I can't help but think the USA is being led up the garden path, to the woodshed.

For the children of course..

JamesBond's picture

When playing poker, there are cards your opponent sees and cards they don't.  Same holds true in the power brokerage of the world of business of which Trump was born and swims.





atomp's picture

Loss of three carrier groups leads to insanity, not sanity.

Winston Churchill's picture

The USA is already insane,a suicidal death cult, so there is no difference for its enemies at this point.

The threat of MAD does not work when one player is perceived as irrational.Only rational

players can play that  irrational game.

Its worse than Catch 22,much worse.

ZRizzo's picture

Jews don't get to make the calls for the US, Russia, nor China any more. Sorry :((((

well, you got 2 out 3 right.  Progress, I guess.

meditate_vigorously's picture

Sometimes I upvote the sentiment, even if the particulars aren't quite right.

Jews have some influence still in Russia and China and they practically govern the US from Israel.

jeff montanye's picture

oh there are plenty of israeli citizens in the u.s. government and military as well as wall street and hollywood, etc.

one with millitary experience with the israeli defense forces is currently mayor of chicago.

for instance.

here's an old list.  dan eden or someone else would do us a big favor to update it:

Hydesrevenge's picture

Garry Cohen says different.

Hope Copy's picture

the loosers in this game will be all the Koreans.

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Hey, can you hear me can you see
There's a storm on the edge of the sky
Does it matter
Well it does to me, and I can tell you why You know when there's thunder, there should be rain
But it don't always follow the rule, no
And is the wise man always right? 
No he can play the fool It's always a mystery, not what it seems to be
It's always a mystery, just like you and me