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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j0nx's picture

That's ok. Those billionaires will need to come out of those bunkers at some point in a few years after the fallout settles down some and you can be sure that a sniper's scope will be aimed at the exit when they do. Not everyone on the top side will perish and many will be looking for revenge against those that caused it. In fact, a new religion will be created to exact revenge on the ones that caused it and the new Knights of the Templar will be the ones hanging out on the hilltop with scopes aimed at the bunker exits.

Caloot's picture

Zerohedge 3 to 1 against.   Good, I am reading the right shit.

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

Its time.


It can be done for 200 billion if we don't nation build or invade.

Kim can keep fighting until he is overthrown or half his population starves to death. I don't care.  His choice.  If he is smart he takes his money and Chics and opts for a guilded  cage in China.

Nation building is the problem of the Chinese and south Koreans.  Since they are major trading partners they will cooperate.  We stay south of the 38th parallel or no more than 25 miles forward and China will not send troops.


Ideally we leave Korea after reunification.  Mission accomplished right?  That saves us money and makes the Chinese happy.   Win win.

DogeCoin's picture

I wonder if Kim is going to sink a fleet with a nuke. Super bullish.

jeffglobal's picture

Yes, there are many missiles, nuclear and otherwise, from the old Sunburn to subs to regular coastal batteries that can sink a battle group.  Think of it this way:  What happens when something makes a mile diameter spherical hole in the ocean near a US Carrier Battle group?  They disappear all at once.  Do you really think Russia and China may not have already given NK the means to destroy a battle group with plausible deniability?  Idc about NK at all, I care about my brothers and sisters on the Navy Loveboats.  "Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy." --Kissinger

Hope Copy's picture

North Korea is just an army with just enough support  that it fits the stupidity bill.  As for outside powers supplying the knowhow, the 'beans' to nuclear bombs were spilled a long time ago ansd with an economy that totally supports a military structure, this task was going to get done.  Now it is at a point that a consensus to clean up the problem can be reached, but it most likely will be the hard way. 

Vilfredo Pareto's picture



I believe the Japanese and south Koreans realize we need to do it now before he has more nukes and more reliable rockets.

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

Not a chance.


Even Bill Clinton said that if Kim ever uses a nuke his country will cease to exist.


We simply destroy everything in that case.  Everything. F the Geneva conventions The lesson must be learned.  Pissants without adequate ICBM's and enough nukes to affect us best not use a theater nuke.  I doubt he does if we reinforce the message.

Erek's picture

"Once upon a time there was a bunch of evil fucks. Hardly anyone knew, because they were so good at keeping it quiet, but these particular evil fucks owned the world. And they made the world a cruel and terrible place. They ran the great industries that poisoned the air. Their businesses turned whole countries into slaves. The money they made could have fed and healed the population of the earth twice over, but all that they could think to do with it was hoard it. They got away with it by being expert salesmen. These were men who could sell anything to anyone. They made puppets out of presidents and started wars for profit. Eventually, they came to believe that there was nothing that they couldn’t do. And so one day… inevitably… they pushed the planet’s luck too far." --Frank Castle aka The Punisher 

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

Lol.  (((Who))) are you talking about?

SgtShaftoe's picture

Here's an idea: Let China, Japan and South Korea fucking deal with it. Why is this our problem again???

1stepcloser's picture

beacuse we created the problem.  Thank Bill Clinton.  remember the MIC needs enemies... or they go out of Biz...

jeffglobal's picture

Hey, just cause Clinton took money and sold nuclear technology to Kim, so he could start his nuclear program doesn't mean he's at fault.  Neither did Billie boy take money for the transfer of missile technology the chinese couldn't do such that they can now drop nukes on US cities with US Military accuracy and precision.  Clinton is a chinese owned asset, always has been, always will be.  Idk any American politician not working for foreign interests.  Can anyone name one?  McCain?  Ryan? Pelosi? Schumer? Maybe Randie Paul, but he's completely powerless, he can't even stop ONE vote.  He couldn't fillibuster ONE vote when it was important. Name one.

froze25's picture

He stopped the entry of a nation into Nato with one vote, didn't he?

optimator's picture

There are only two types of Congressmen.  those that work for themselves, and those that work for Soros Israel.

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

Obviously we have tried the soft approach.  We have tried waiting them out.


All very good strategies until he has 100 super long range mobile rockets with reliable nuclear warheads.


We are getting close to that time.

NAVIGATOR0832's picture

Japan needs to ammend its constitution and re-arm.

Hope Copy's picture

Japan wants the skilled workers that will flee from the conflict.. LoL..  Some what like what happened in Ukriane, but this one will be bigger.  Japanese hi-tech industry will get a revival if a few S. Korean factories get hit and the conflict spills into the S. Korean capital.

jeffglobal's picture

Japan is a nuclear power with ICBM capability.  There the asian version of Israel.  They are creating a very large military, but it's meaningless because China is going to destroy them within the decade for what they did to them in WWII.  No divine wind this time, Japan.  That's why their death rate is larger than their birth rate.  They know the deal.

GlassHouse101's picture

Because Japan, and S. Korea's DoD have American flags on them.

OCnStiggs's picture

"It's a very real and growing threat," said Bruce Klinger, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation. "Think Don Corleone, but with nuclear weapons."

Trump figured it out as a candidate. Notice CNN pushing the "Russian BS narrative" at any opportunity. No wonder their viewership just dipped below MSNBC in evening viewers.

Anteater's picture

DPRK doesn't have nukes. They have megatons of AN and FO from US foreign aid by the tanker load, and make ANFO bombs, whenever the Pentagon needs a fat hog budget increase, which is always. Google 'Divine Strake'. You been played like a bitch.

wisehiney's picture

"After that spectacular long bomb touchdown in last weeks game against Syria, it looks like the Trump team is setting up the same play this week against the koreans." 

roadhazard's picture

I hope Pootin has enough ships to watch them all.

NAVIGATOR0832's picture

Aircraft carriers are sitting ducks, and if sunk while the planes are away, there is no place for the planes to return to.  

The_Juggernaut's picture

lol!  You think Japan and South Korea are going to float away?

robertocarlos's picture

Where's the love? And can the sailors swim that far?

jeffglobal's picture

IF there's an emp attack to stop all the battle groups together, the planes drop like bricks into the ocean, the ejector seats won't work.  That is the parsimonious defense against the US attack with 3 battle groups spaced to stop being shut off by one SU fighter plane like the USS Donald (DUCK!) Cook Aegis missile cruiser was 2x in 2 seas in 2 different years with 2 different Windows MicroSoftON operating systems.

froze25's picture

Ejector seats are still manual, you pull the handles and hold on for dear life and pray. Not to mention it was standard for military electronics to be shielded for EMP. Don't know about the new stuff but anything from the cold war era is.

newmacroman's picture

Japan will tip over just like Guam

LithiumWarsWAKEUP's picture

Uhh,,,if that carrier group somehow, mysteriously got hit by this so-called NK nuke, NK would in 23 minutes or less cease to exist on Planet Earth. KimDumbStupid, included.

Farqued Up's picture

No problem, the floatation device is under the seat. The shark problem isn't as bad as the Solomons.

Sizzurp's picture

Looks like China is going to watch the show and let the US spend the cash. Now we need more carriers because this is about to be a protracted war.

froze25's picture

Doubtful, China would flood in in a sec. to prevent a horde of Refugees from coming in. They most likely would setup a providential gov't quickly and make sure they were friendly to the Chinese right off the bat. We might bomb them but China will be on the ground, I don't think they would except anything else.

jet20's picture

That Syrian-Afghan double whammy really sparked Trump's appetite. Better ratings, and love from the enemy of the American people (TM). What could go wrong?

Moar war! Moar chocolate cake!

BigFatUglyBubble's picture

Is chocolate cake like cheese pizza?  Maybe I don't want to know the answer.

TwelveOhOne's picture

Actually I had to look that one up as well, with similar trepdation.  Apparently that's what he was eating with Xi when the Tomahawks missed most of their targets in Syria.

froze25's picture

Press reports outside of Russian reports contradicts your statement. So much BS who knows what is right.

Volkodav's picture

       garbage dailymail

       professional liars vs those on the ground

       'destroyed'  airstrip not damaged   small crater one taxiway




Hope Copy's picture

I don't think Putin cares about this one.. If the USA wants a war and China concedes, and the South Korean Army is up to the invasion and occupation task, go for it, but it will be nasty and bloody.  I'm sure that the Chinese will invade from the north as a test for their army if this task is agreed to.  The North Koreans have been 'ponying up' for this one for years..  You just can't cure stupid.  Korea will be united and their economy cooled down just like the re-unification of Germany.

DosZap's picture

When you have a country with over a 100yrs of the SAME family in power, that allowed it's people(not it's army) to starve 10 million of them to death,and REFUSED Intl Food Relief from the world,to allow it to happen, you know you are dealing with a homoicidal maniac.

NK has blackmailed the US and the world community for 20-30 yrs for bribes,time for this shit to  END.

HRClinton's picture

The Senate Twins of McInsane and Crackers had a premature and spontaneous ejaculation.

aliki's picture

i voted for a guy who said he was gonna talk directly to kim jong un

not go GW-clinton on his ass without even TRYING direct talks

i thought trump was a 'master negotiator'

he hasnt even spoken a single word to the guy

why not try a meeting in vienna before going to this as step-1?

Ecclesia Militans's picture

I don't recall President Trump saying he would talk directly to the Premier of the DPRK, but remember in Trump's world a face-to-face meeting means the deal had been done and the negotiating is long passed.

InflammatoryResponse's picture

I am wondering the same thing.  Blowing up a bunch of stuff is foolish.  The moab sent a message to the booger pickers in the hills there.  that was one situation where it was smart.


OTOH, an artillery barrage hitting the SK capital is not a good thing.  the firestorm and damage would be tremendous.



OCnStiggs's picture

KJU will not leave the country. He cannot risk it. Did you ever see his father anywhere on the world stage? Would you like to go to Pyongyang as a "peace emmissary" knowing he may imprison you as a hostage?

cherry picker's picture


I haven't seen NK invade SK yet or any other country.

What gives?

Israel has nukes, India, Pakistan, China, Russia and more have them.  What makes NK so different?  You think Bibi is an example of a fine human being?

Got a feeling a lot of Koreans and Ameicans are going to die soon, never mind the collateral damage.

OCnStiggs's picture

Did Bibi threaten to nuke Frankfurt? Moscow? New York?

China: Your window of opportunity is closing.