US Deploys Two More Aircraft Carriers Toward Korean Peninsula: Yonhap

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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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Short Squeeze's picture

Had to login to upvote Ronnie James!

mc225's picture

We are lightning
We are flame
And we burn at the touch of a spark
If there's fire, but no one sees
The there's only the dark

Just imagine, will you try
I can see that you've opened your mind
Silver linings can disappear, but they always shine

It's always a Mystery, not what it seems to be
It's always a Mystery, just like you and me

Porous Horace's picture

Muskrat, Muskrat, candle light
Doing the town and doing it right in the evening
It's pretty pleasing
Muskrat Suzie, Muskrat Sam
Do the jitterbug out in Muskrat Land
And they shimmy... Sam is so skinny

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Singing and Jinging a Jango
Floating like the heavens above
Looks like Muskrat Love

G-ray's picture

I just had to login to upvote Kiki Dee, or was it that Willis chick ?

44magnum's picture

And all those sailors on those easily sunk boats. This ain't fuckin 1945 or  1953.

whatsupdoc's picture

Yep!  Sink all three and you have a vastly weakened US ability to project itself around the world.  To prevent a nuclear incident China and Russia should pre-emptively sink all carrier groups.

That'd be fun!

Then CVN-77 group in the Middle East ...


Deplorable Steve's picture

Anybody that wants to try that will quickly find out what our SSBNs are carrying.

Winston Churchill's picture

Little kim will be the patsy, thats what pawns are for.

jonjon831983's picture

But then... what if DPRK is the scapegoat triggerman with some sort of nuclear capabilities?

Omen IV's picture

The best outcome is the NeoCons push NK to a nuclear drop on SK and the world then realizes that Washington is the largest danger to humanity

With its endless war and brinkmanship

Bomber bomb bomb dear leader

lucitanian's picture

The best outcome for who? Certainly not the S. Koreans. But maybe you think power is more important than people.

tmosley's picture

When did the Neocons ever push for war with North Korea? Be specific.

Some evidence that Trump is not being controlled by them is that he is doing things they never did. When did Bush or Obama park a flotilla off the coast of NoKo?

If they wanted a nuclear war, they could have had one. They are VERY easy to start, if you have the will to do so.

laser's picture

The rest of the world does know that the US is the greatest danger but it's hard for them to get organized when we're tapping all of their communications.

Buck Johnson's picture

The sick thing is that he's playing poker with an insane opponent who has convinced his people to die for  him.  He won't back down because one asian's don't like losing face and two, he wants this fight to show his people.  Also by the president to be moving 3 carrier groups into the theater it's not just to bluff, he's going to use them.



lucitanian's picture

His chips are Asian lives, not his kids. Oh those poor babies is Syria.... What an hypocritical asshole!

Idaho potato head's picture

I guess one could say, it's every chip for himself at this point on the timeline.

El Pibe's picture

So you think the country that defends itself is the criminal?

Like the rapist is the good guy, but the victim is guilty if it tries to fight back?

What a sickening attitude!

general ambivalent's picture

Yes, people see North Korea as insane where their comments have been completely rational, while the Antichrist in Chief wants to start nuclear war. You can't make this shit up.

michael777's picture

Except Trump the Turnip is betting lives, not chips.

lucitanian's picture

When the only tool you have is a hammer, then every problem looks like a nail.

SomebodySpecial's picture

If Trump was really "all in" he would send All the carrier groups weve got there!

NiggaPleeze's picture

Sadly, the Empire's war on Koreans continues.  The US devastated Korea in the 1950s, has refused to sign a peace treay since, and has committed countless acts of war against North Korea, from punitive (and murderous) sanctions to cyberwar and more.  While the North Korean government is not a model for anyone, it's not anybody's business but the North Koreans' how they govern themselves.   It certainly is not justifiable to murder, dispossess or impoverish N. Korean citizens because one doesn't like their government.

But the US frankly does not care about human rights or justice, it cares only about Global Empire and Hegemony, and the use of death and destruction to achieve it.  Trump, the new Muppet of the Empire, is eager to start killing.  He's drooling with his perception of power - the power to kill, and kill again, and again, and again, without consequence.  The US Dictatorship marches on to eliminate any resistance and to enslave the world with One World Government.

"We are the Empire. You will be assimilated. Your biological and technological distinctiveness will be added to our own. Resistance is futile."

AVmaster's picture

Dude, are you fucking retarded?





Fucking retard, you trying to talk about empire??? Where's OUR COLONIES THEN DIPSHIT?  


What about the people in North Korea that ARE STARVING TO DEATH??? Entire families that are sent to the GULAG TO DIE???


Guess those people don't count because "its never trump" right???


Selfish piece of shit bastard... I bet you steal from your mom too right???


123dobryden's picture

look 1000s murdered in america, many homeless, majority cut from any feesible future...nk is maybe not a model, but they can make nukes now a nuke rockets

Darktarra's picture

Jesus Christ can't return until we engage in Megeddo (Armegeddon) ... I encourage nuclear war on the the Korean mainland and the export of that war globally.  Its about time God erases his mistake of mandkind and starts over fresh!  Make peace with your creator for the time has come for cleansing. 

techpriest's picture

I think it works the other way around.

Sabibaby's picture

JC? You sound like ISIS .

vened's picture

Hey retard, may be you should learn some history before calling people retarded?  It's not like Koreans woke up one day and decided to f@ck with the US. 

And what's all that yapping about "muh" colonies?  You are the f@cking colony of Israel and destroying world on its behalf.

"The Korean War, like Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Iraq, and Afghanistan, was an asymmetrical war, in which the highly industrialized and mechanized US pulverized the comparatively primitive North Korean nation. One third of the population of North Korea was killed in the war, a total of three million people (along with one million Chinese and 58,000 Americans). Every city, every sizable town, every factory, every bridge, every road in North Korea was destroyed. General Curtis LeMay remarked at one point that the US had "turned every cityinto rubble," and now was returning to "turn the rubble into dust." A British reporter described one of the thousands of obliterated villages as "a low, wide mound of violet ashes."General William Dean, who was captured after the battle of Taejon in July 1950 and taken to the North, later said that most of the towns and villages he saw were just "rubble or snowy open spaces."

More napalm was dropped on Korea than on Vietnam, 600,000 tons compared to 400,000tons in Vietnam. One report notes that, "By late August, 1950, B-29 formations were dropping 800 tons a day on the North. Much of it was pure napalm. Vietnam veteran Brian Wilson asks in this regard, "What is it like to pulverize ancient cultures into small pebbles, and not feel anything?"

Socratic Dog's picture

It was for the children.

Giant Meteor's picture

Exactly right. It's always for the children ..

You have to bomb, shoot, sanction and incinerate them, before you save them ...

You don't lead em as much either ..

And people applaud ..

Giant Meteor's picture

Kinda takes all the wonder out of it, when ya put it that way. Gee, I wonder, maybe caused a bit of post traumatic stress eh?

See my thesis on things, we have just about reached peak insanity. It's been a long road getting there, well I mean in context, for the US it's been a relatively short road.

But my main point here is, the cost of all this murder and mayhem, well, the price has come due. It;s the ole, you can't make chicken salad out of shit, and let's face it, there is blood on alot of hands, and for what ?

Well the answer is always the same isn't it ..

Cui Bono, for whom the bidding is done. Peak insanity, you bettcha ..

Behold ...

veritas semper vinces's picture

Great post. Isnt Jewmerica great?

TheReplacement's picture

You've been here for almost a year and you still don't grasp the concept of the empire?

This isn't a movie. This is real. People are dying all over the world because of this empire. The petrodollar is the coin of the realm and the realm is like a giant squid with tentacles everywhere. They have 'colonies' from Canada to Europe to Australia to Japan. It is, in fact, the largest empire by every measure available in all of history.

If you doubt, just look at what happens to countries that refuse/rebel against the petrodollar - Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen,... North Korea?, Iran?

Who controls the empire? Not the voters, that is for sure. There are very few voters who wanted war in all of those places but war in all of those places is what the voters got.

BarkingCat's picture

Learn something or go to the Weekly Standard and lick Bill Crystal's asshole clean.

AVmaster's picture

Why don't you just say you hate your country and move into a cave somewhere in the middle east and join "that side".



r0mulus's picture

Lol- you're gonna need to make better arguments if you ever hope to stand a chance in the court of public opinion around here.

In case that wasn't clear enough- you failed to rebut your opponents arguments and now lose the debate by default.

Giant Meteor's picture

One can love their country, the home of their birth (if not their birthright) can love the land, the lakes, rivers and streams. Can love the mountains, and vista's, the plains, the desert .. the rolling hills, low thunder reverberating peak to valley, flowing palms, trees, and forrests, the marshes and grasslands, saltwater and fresh, good people, honest and down to earth people, salt of the earth, found easily enough,

And yet, can and must hate what is done, in thy name, by souless and clever men, who carve out and destroy with guile, in craven image of lesser gods, granted the power to deceive and destroy  ...



Cognitive Consonance's picture

No point in moving. We'll all be living in caves soon enough. Those unfortunate enough to survive that is.

J Jason Djfmam's picture

Mr. President, we cannot allow a mineshaft gap!

JRobby's picture

According to ancient legend the white race results from a nuclear explosion in what is now the Gobi desert some 30,000 years ago.  The civilization and techniques which made the explosion possible were wiped out.  The only survivors were slaves marginal to the area who had no knowledge of its science or techniques.  They became albinos as a result of radiation and scattered in different directions. 

Some of them went into Persia northern India Greece and Turkey.  Others moved westward and settled in the caves of Europe.  The descendants of the cave-dwelling albinos are the present inhabitants of America and western Europe.  In these caves the white settlers contracted a virus passed down along their cursed generation that was to make them what they are today a hideous threat to life on this planet.  This virus this ancient parasite, is what Freud calls the unconscious spawned in the eaves of Europe on flesh already diseased from radiation.  Anyone descended from this line is basically different from those who have not had the cave experience and contracted this deadly sickness that lives in your blood and bones and nerves that lives where you used to live before your ancestors crawled into their filthy caves. 

When they came out of the caves they couldn't mind their own business.  They had no business of their own to mind because they didn't belong to themselves any more.  They belonged to the virus.  They had to kill torture conquer enslave degrade as a mad dog has to bite.  At Hiroshima all was lost.  The metal sickness dormant 30,000 years stirring now in the blood and bones and bleached flesh.  

William S. Burroughs - "Exterminator! - Astronaut's Return"

cougar_w's picture

Reads like the screenplay to a movie. I have similar elements in a novel I am working on; that something really bad happened, no writings or knowledge survived because vast destruction was part of the "really bad", and yet the event echos into current times as attitudes and drives we cannot understand nor account for.

cougar_w's picture

Ho! I'd like to think it's a case of GMTA, but I'll give him the credit.

Though my cut on it has 13 ages, not one. And zombies. And a blue chick with huge bazoombas who sets people on fire. And her sister who eats people. So maybe I still have something to work with here.

meditate_vigorously's picture

Examing things from a causal perspective is the source of a lot of erroneous conclusions in both science and general rhetoric.

UnschooledAustrianEconomist's picture

If there was ever truth spoken here at ZH, here we go....

UnschooledAustrianEconomist's picture

If there was ever truth spoken here at ZH, here we go....

NiggaPleeze's picture


The Korean government does threaten to respond forcefully to an attack against them, yes.  They have seen the US' history of carnage throughout the world, and have witnessed it firsthand when the US bombed them (and threatened them with nuclear destruction) in the 1950s.  The US has frequently threatened to attack N. Korea and refuses to sign a peace treaty.

As to the "starving to death", N. Korea suffered some serious floods and droughts which destroyed their rice crops.  The US blocked food shipments to alleviate the resulting starvation.  An economic and food embargo, incidentally, is an act of war, and the result of this war were countless dead N. Koreans.

Aside form that, you are a total ignorant and foul-mouthed boor.  Learn how to discuss like an adult, you are embarrassing yourself and your "educators" (or lack thereof).