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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Fake Trump's picture

Americans can't think of better words to describe their so-called president. 

Apeon's picture

Hard to keep the rodents and lice out.

Fake Trump's picture

Trump reckons he is the greatest negotiator in the world using his past techniques based on his book "The Art of The Deal".His techniques were based on threats and blackmailing the other party. They won't work when the other parties are powerful particularly in politics.  His techniques are obsolete. He is using the same techniques back home to threaten and blackmailing the American people. Sorry most Americans won't buy them and he is doomed to fail miserably as the president. He is just too fucking arrogant thinking the sun rises and set on his ass.

Twodogs's picture

And yet, he's got the Chinese doing his bidding for absolutely nothing 


Maybe he just got lucky. Again.

Apeon's picture

Whopper Goldberg======Fake Trump========Soros

Dilluminati's picture

“Just behave!”  Said Trump

But Kim Jong Un wasn't finished misbehaving on the bus.

The bus was nearing the bus stop and kim Jung Un tossed more spitballs.

The schoolbus driver was fed up as well.

The boys got off at the bus stop and the bus driver smiled as he pushed Kim Jung Un out the door which was promptly shut.

A beating upon Kim is about to begin.  It's time he took his earned beating.  Time for change, time for decapitation change.

He needs to be treated like Ghadaffi as Reagen handled him.

Now that was a schoolbus beating for the ages.

Funny how the liberal writer concludes his piece by saying if Reagan had done the job Hillary would have fared better.

Trump should take out Kim not for the democrats but for Americans.

why wait 30 years?


CRM114's picture

Has anyone else noticed the amazing resemblance between Yung Fat Wun and Cartman?

You never see them together.

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

cut the head of the snake off is the simple answer ,but..war is a racket.

a dictatorship has few powerful people..kill them and walk away.

but there is more money in getting the serfs to fight for years and years..

oh like afganistan if you need an example..what 10 + years and still going..

websitefound's picture

You cannot make this stuff up - seriously this is the headline/article from mainstream media in Australia.  So let me check if I understand this, we in the land of Oz are in serious danger once NK complete the current missle they are working a few more down the track....fuck me i'm shaking in my boots.

So i'm assuming once North Korea has wiped out the U.S.A, South Korea, Japan they are going to turn their attention to Australia??? I think maybe we are giving the little fat guy too much credit.


A North Korean strike on US poses 'serious threat' to Australia

North Korea's desire to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the US poses a "serious threat" to Australia if it is not stopped, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has warned.

North Korea is reportedly working on a missile known as the Musudan which has a range of up to 3200 kms. If this weapon of war is successfully made it will be in striking distance of Guam, a US island territory where more than 150,000 US citizens live, including US military.

With Australia still another 4120km outside that range, the Musudan would not pose an immediate threat. However North Korea has other, more powerful missiles in development.

Twodogs's picture

Negotiation, Trump style.

toocrazy2yoo's picture

In the same way North Korea will immolate Seole, South Korea with artillery and rockets, they'll destroy most of our deployed surface targets with the hundred or thousands of cruise missiles they're going to swarm at our naval forces. You simply cannot stop them all, they're hypersonic and they do not miss. In Naval Warfare, you have submarines, you have missiles and you have targets, errr, surface ships and aircraft carriers. I promise you boys, if this goes up our Navy is fucked. I spent 5 years aboard Nimitz in an A-6E squadron in the Med and Indian Ocean. It would not be a pleasant thing to be rung up with cruise missile and they will lay waste to cqrrier groups with those things. Look up the "Sunburn Missile". The Russians have been selling those things to North Korea for decades. Hell, one plane crashing in May 81 killed 11 guys and wrecked the ship for weeks. It was fugly. Add holes to the hull, more fires, more dead, this will show us how worthless our leaders are/were to have put our treasure into carrier groups. As if we need evidence anyway.

truthalwayswinsout's picture

Telegraph to all the generals in NK that if they serve up the head of the little shit they get immunity and $1 billion.


onmail1's picture

because America owns the whole world . Right ?

WW3 is on horizon
West only prints money & buys good goodies from rest
what west exports to rest?
Bombs & Bonds

Rest come together now
and decimate the evil vampire west

its too much

Imagine what one N-Bomb would do over USA
entire financial system of west will collapse

and west deserves it now
its karma(sins) is too much
West needs war to make money flow
and lives of rest are cheap for it

Cheers for N korea for standing up against west
N.Korea is a hero of rest


u r hope for rest of humanity

IronForge's picture

This is so delicate a situation.  So many NeoCons and NeoLibs have no idea how much of a Powderkeg ClusterMuster this

can turn out to be.

Leave the PRK alone - as long as they're leaving us alone.  This is a Korean Problem.  What we need to do is to encourage the Reconciliation of the PRK and KOR Factions.