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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tmosley's picture

Who said anything about nuking North Korea?

We will either strike and destroy their nuclear/missile production abilities, assassinate Kim, or both. That is only IF China fails to act.

El Pibe's picture

 ... and just murder a few million civilians along the way - as usual!!!

But were great anyway!!!


tmosley's picture

How many millions of North Koreans has their current regime murdered?

We wouldn't kill anywhere near as many. Truth is, this will be not much different from the reunification of Germany, IF we have the will to do it.

"Mr. Kim, tear down this DMZ!"

froze25's picture

If we actually used dollars none of this would even be on the drawing table. But this is the current world we live in.

Déjà view's picture

3 they say in basketball...

Dolus's picture

Just looked at a picture of CVA. That thing is a monster. I would be shittiin' bricks if I was in NorK now. 

new game's picture

and the barrels (equiv) of fuel used per hour of each. 3x plus  plus plus mental rehab of sailers(for life)...

ah, forget the last item, psychotics could care less about the proud mericans...

Gen. Ripper's picture

General Ripper; I left the Colonel rank behind in 1959.

Raffie's picture

Well if we let Kim make and get nuclear capable missiles that work what do we do?

The trouble is many times he shows that he is highly unstable. After he gets his WMD do we hope he is only saber rattling or wait for him to flip out and start nuking cities? Remember the S Korean ship that got torpedo'd by N Korean sub? Or the N Koren ships that shelled an island killing S Koreans?

While it would be nice to see Kim get taken out, but what/who will take over the country?

If he was not a nut job, shooting missiles and threating 24/7 I think the decission would be harder.

NK is a big mess any how. So if Trump starts WW3 or Kim start WW3 what would be the point really?

Do we KNOW %100 President Trump will start WW3 with NK? No we do not.

Remember the Kwait war? Many people said WW3 started and it was a localized war.

There is many what if's for sure.

AnonG-Man's picture

Not only are they sponsoring war, but they seem to be at ease with increasing National Debt merely by moving warships across the ocean.  I can't imagine how much it will increase if a war turns hot.

evoila's picture

All these jackasses the world over need to do is play passive aggressive and watch us BK ourselves.

toady's picture

Yikes! I wonder if this is an escalation because the Chinese and Russia sent out fleets.... I was hoping we were all cooperating...


07564111's picture

yes it is, and the US was told not to be stupid so, no, there is no cooperation to speak of.

LetThemEatRand's picture

America, Fuck Yeah!

Comin' again to save the motherfuckin' day, Yeah

pods's picture

This really is getting tiring. It wears a good man down to think about this stuff too much.

We are far and away the biggest threat to the world. If aliens came down and wanted to make the world safe they would destroy the USA.

We are without a doubt the most destabilizing force on the planet.


NoPension's picture

And you would prefer whom to " run the show"?

Don't say kumbyya, we all live in peace and bliss. That will simply guarantee what an idiot you are. 

To be fair, you've already opened your mouth, or rather written enough to prove there is a dipshit crowd that lurks here.

pods's picture

Ahhhh, one of those "better than Hillary" folks. It's okay, Orange Jesus will not cum in your mouth, he promised.

As to your question, I would prefer anyone run the show who was held to the boundaries set forth in the constitution. Quaint idea I know.

But that will not happen. So I am now behind anyone who will collapse this behemoth of an empire we have now.  



cougar_w's picture

Why does anyone need to run the show? We're supposed to be working on this show together, not sure I'm ready to let any random rich guy run it for us.

NoPension's picture

The world, you nitwit.

You fucking people have your heads so far up your own ass, it's amazing.

The world is a dangerous and yet beautiful place. There really are tyrants and yes, we likely have some home grown that qualify.

But Danny....this is some serious hating on the US. Some of you clowns could be in other away. But Americans talking this Guilt ridden white justice WARRIORS! 

Fucking assholes.

froze25's picture

Really I always thought it was the old school EU aristocracies and the Vatican that pulled the levers of power in the US. The family name Astor comes to mind

LithiumWarsWAKEUP's picture

"We are far and away the biggest threat to the world. If aliens came down and wanted to make the world safe they would destroy the USA."

      The 'alien Force' would first hit Israel. Then, Saudi, since it's nice and close. Then Russia, USA, China. Or, Iran too,,,syria.

   Time to go look up a pic of my favorite 'Borg' chick. You know..."things to do today" type of ,,,,oh, TMI.

herbivore's picture

It's humans, my friend. It's the species that's the problem. Yes, the U.S. is the most destabilizing force but if it were eliminated someone else would take its place. Sad.

pods's picture

You are probably correct. We always find better ways of killing each other. And we cannot decentralize power. That wont happen.


NoPension's picture

" you're probably correct" ????

Ya think? 

It's pure predator and prey. Grow up, and get real, snowflake.

Sounds like you would be more morally satisfied if you where the prey.

I didn't make it this way. I just is. And we are not going to change it in any meaningful way. Little tugs left or right.

Be glad we are the ones with 19 carriers. And go on...keep praying for the US to get crushed.

assistedliving's picture

he's looking more and more like Mussolini every day

eclectic syncretist's picture

The ones the US doesn't kill outright will be assimilated into the doctrine of coca-cola, fast foods, doughnuts, ect., and will thus be killed slowly and painfully just like the rest of us.

Mustafa Kemal's picture

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

Yeah, those NK are so provocative.


We have a right to defend ourselves!

Reminds me of southpark "He's comin right for us!"

jeffglobal's picture

They've killed Kenny!  You bastards!  "They" referenced the 2 creators of the show.  We're in a false narrative show, nothing so far have I seen evidence for to justify any foreign actions, and we're just watching.  Yelling, "FUCKING STOP RIGHT NOW!"  I know Russia and China have moved lots of personnel and equip in the area for some reason, and it ain't to protect me.  The 3 battle groups together are to try to stop a BSOD like the USS Donald (DUCK!) Cook Aegis missile cruiser.  The problem is simple to solve though, in the ocean far off shore, an EMP can still take them out, with plausible deniability.  The US could'nt say their great ships were disabled, and Russia and China can just watch and wait, they aren't there to make commercials.

GlobalMapper's picture

"mmmmm....thinning out the numbers"

Quinvarius's picture

If you downvoted the OP, you probably were also stupid enoughto vote for Hillary.  North Korea is GOING to happen.  It should have happened years ago, but we had a weak loser in office who watched NK shoot missiles into Japan's waters and build nuke warheads.  Now we have to go there.


jughead's picture

it's fucking retards like you who caused so many millions to be BUTCHERED in WW1 and every fucking war and "police action" since.  But of course you had no skin in the fucking game, so who cares, right.  Go fuck yourself, you chicken hawk piece of shit before I send the ghosts of fucking wars past to kick your ass. 

TungstenBars's picture

Yeaaa North Korea has every right to have nuclear weapons and indeed should have nuclear weapons considering the biggest bully on the playground has already used them at least twice (against civilians).



cheech_wizard's picture

Your historical ignorance is showing. But why research before setting fingers to keyboard?



shimmy's picture

What about the U.S's decades long bullshit? Can the world put an end to it by bombing the shitout of that banana republic or will you somehow object to that since you might be an American?

Consuelo's picture



Why stop there...?


China & Russia have arguably caused a heap more 'bullshit' than North Korea, so let's all get our best Sgt. Rock on for them too.   I mean, who could possibly stop us...?   We're #1...!!!

Darktarra's picture

Looks like there were will be war very shortly ... good for Defense stocks!   Go Lockheed! 

Just Another Vietnam Vet's picture

The man over there qualifies as a lunatic.

Murders his own relatives with anything from poison to bullets. 

Punishes real or imagined infractions of rules from his drug / alchol addled mind with things like death from antiaircraft guns.

The people are on near starvation diets.

Continues to regularly, sometimes daily, state he will destroy the US  with nuclear weapons. 

Clearly a nation that is isolated, desperate, and dangerous.

The Chamberlains have never been able to recognize a real despot .....
      "There Will Be Peace In Our Time....never war again"


j0nx's picture

Near starvation diets? That sure was one healthy looking crowd of 50,000+ people in their parade last week. So either that 'starving nation' meme is bullshit or Kim put on the most successful potemkin village display in history because those people looked healthy as horses to me.

DuckDog's picture

Aircraft carriers are perfect targets for sub standard nuclear missles....

DuckDog's picture

Aircraft carriers are perfect targets for sub standard nuclear missles....

earleflorida's picture

read this ,and read it as often as it takes to get it through your thunk`less skull...

H/T: posted by 'Volkadav' yesterday 

Volkodav's picture

      The Crimes of America in Korea

      alternate history

ZH Snob's picture

where are all these chicken hawks coming from? 

pkea's picture

the only end it will bring is to the world including the us coasts not the NK... NK isn't syria or libya

Alok's picture

good... it's much easier to sink these ships when it's close and together...

Anteater's picture So Trump throws America under the China Trade bus for his Goldman pals, so he can ramp up MIC towards their  $1,000 B a year funding goals. And Trump's still running a -$1.2 trillion deficit, so all this largesse with MIC-FED is coming out of LOOTING our health and human services SS and MC funds! What a mensch!
Hans-Zandvliet's picture

Just a question: do you have your billionaire-bunker ready?

If the US strikes in North Korea, don't rely on it that it will not be answered by China, which has enough nuclear missiles (also on submarines off the US Pacific coast) to flatten your house...

This stupid game of chicken is no less than playing Russian roulette with the inhabitability of our planet. That is something only the elite psycopaths that rule Washington can be interested in.

You, however, with your house without a billionaire-bunker, have absolutely nothing to gain from it!