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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geo_w's picture

"All your base are belong to us"

geo_w's picture

Let me guess, poetry is your day job.

Lostinfortwalton's picture

No Congressional authorization for this at all?

TheLastTrump's picture

Not needed. CINC defends the USA the way CINC decides to defend the USA.

ThrowAwayYourTV's picture

Dictators shall be removed from this planet one by one and what the U.S. does it does for the greater good. The North Korean peoples are secluded from the rest of the world, starving and brainwashed to believe that their deranged leader is a god. Simply saying anything against the so called leadership leads to prison or being shot up with anti aircraft guns. NK is a dictatorship on steriods and there is no room for that kind of insult to a people in our world.

How would you like to live like that?


cherry picker's picture

50% of the USA population think their 'God' Trump is right in doing this.

Reminds me of George W and Saddam

Or George H and Saddam.  When they routed Iraq from Kuwait, those princes in Kuwait did their thing, executing and torturing.  That was a big dissapointment to me.  Just like the 'ally' Saudi Arabia which can do no wrong, yet they were the only ones able to fly out when the fires were burning in NYC on 911 and how many Saudi's were involved in taking the planes and driving them into the twin towers.  Number 7 is opening a lot of eyes as to what may have been behind it and it was likely not Osama who denied it.

Let's face it, any terrorist organization loves to trumpet its successes.  Osama. didn't.

Follow Trump if you wish but the end of the road may be Hades.

quax's picture

"Let's face it, any terrorist organization loves to trumpet its successes.  Osama. didn't".

I guess he was just too much of a low talker for you to hear him?

"I say to you, Allah knows that it had never occurred to us to strike the towers. But after it became unbearable and we witnessed the oppression and tyranny of the American/Israeli coalition against our people in Palestine and Lebanon, it came to my mind".

(Osama Bin Laden in a 2004 video recording)


Volkodav's picture

     only problem fact is OBL dead Dec 2010



quax's picture

I don't have a problem with that.

TheLastTrump's picture

You do enjoy cherry picking your "facts", I'll give you that.

quax's picture

While Erdogan is a major league asshole, he has yet to kill somebody with anti-aircraft guns.

Shades of grey.  I know, not something an alt-right brain can process.

thebigunit's picture

Message for Mr. Kim:

In addition to the aircraft carriers, I would send two B-2 stealth bombers to quietly visit North Korea at 2 AM.

Bomber number one deposits a couple of precision guided missiles on North Korea's nuclear test facility.

Bomber number two deposits a precision guided missile on the reviewing stand from which Kim recently observed his Day of the Sun military parade.

Ben A Drill's picture

Just let the nuclear submarines press the button. It's that easy.

Sandmann's picture

and watch Bulava missiles wipe out every metropolitan centre in USA. You were so lucky in 1962

Ben A Drill's picture

That was 55 years ago.....Please........first nuclear powered submarine launched Jan 1962.

Volkodav's picture

    important article 

    I was not aware of it...grateful for post

    looks might be ok   I will read full later

    very few Americans ever told truth

    most fooled country


earleflorida's picture

after the failed 'bay of pigs' attempt that jfk wasn't in favour of (very murky and secretive to say the least what actually incurred),... allen dulles (younger brother of John foster dulles [ike's SOS])the head of CIA was fired for trying to start a military incursion. jfk fired him on the spot and mccone his replacement was a lap dog for allen dulles.

all the presidents from truman era onwards were in favour of covert wars.

america was fed up with world wars having just finnished a very weird`ass war a few years years earlier, aptly named the 'forgotten war? , for a good reason.

thus the war strategy would be covert with less loss of life to american soldiers, and a dumbed`down public that all was good with the world.

didn't last though.

covert`ness now dragged us in to vietnam...

and on and on until we morphed and adapted our military acumen to fighting exogenous proxy wars using religion as our greatest tool! 

johnnycanuck's picture

Yep, China's gona be real impressed with your plan to blow up nuclear test sites on their border. 

thebigunit's picture

Pay attention: Trump talked to Xi.  The Chicoms are on board.

Yep, China's gona be real impressed with your plan to blow up nuclear test sites on their border. 

It seems to take awhile for news to reach Canada.  Has civilization in Canada regressed since you elected Trudeau?

Sandmann's picture

Good for you. Do you live in Seoul ? Will your life be extinguished ? Maybe someone should test munitions out on Atlanta ?

DeathMerchant's picture

LA, San Fran, Detroit, NYC or Chicago would be much better choices.  Or perhaps the entire states of Mass, Conn or NJ.

thebigunit's picture

The problem with your theory, Sandpile, is that Kim Jong Fatso is now so unpredictable that he could blow up anything at anytime for no reason.

Good for you. Do you live in Seoul ? Will your life be extinguished ? Maybe someone should test munitions out on Atlanta ?

Living in Seoul or Atanta has nothing to do with what the lunatic chooses to do.  The only thing likely to influence his thinking is the awareness of REAL PERSONAL damage to his fat ass.

Like seeing the monument to himself in front of his house turned into flying pieces of gravel.

Maxter's picture

Do you think they keep all of their nuke at the same place?

As soon as you do that, Seoul will be leveled

Knobbius's picture

The NORKS are simply not reliable negotiating partners.  We've been talking off and on to them since the early 90's, when it was thought that the collapse of the Eastern Bloc might put some pressure on Kim Jong Il to shape up.  That led to the 1994 agreement with the Clintonistas, which did very little to curb the North's weapons and missile programs.  The Bushies tried it again, sending Christopher Hill to Pyongyang so many times he must have smelled like Kimshi.  That poor bastard had the worst diplomatic job on the planet.  In the end the NORKS' agreement with the Bushies fell apart, because NK made up their minds a long time ago that they wanted such weapons.  All of the "concessions" were simply designed to extract stuff from the West, a little fuel oil, a little food aid, an industrial park near the DMZ, etc, and buy time.  But the fundamental drive to acquire deliverable nukes has never waned.

Our policy in response has been the same since that time.  We indicated a decade ago that diplomatic relations with the North were possible, but only if they surrendered their nuclear materials.  We indicated then that we would not recognize or deal diplomatically with a nuclearized North Korea.  

Now the NORKS are 10 years more advanced in their appreciation of the ins and outs of missile technology, and Little Fat Bastard is in charge, and has a dozen small nukes.  That guy doesn't have the panache of his father, and is not even bothering to try to wring concessions out of us.  That worries me as much as anything.

We've got about 2-3 years before the NORKS can reliably hit US bases in the Pacific with nukes, and again they probably will have a couple of dozen small nukes in 3 years.  But with the successful test of the KN-11, they may already have a rudimentary SLBM capability, today.

Think about what you might do with an SLBM on a sub.  Suddenly the world is pretty much in range, not just parts of Japan, Korea, and China.  Food for thought...


grizfish's picture

It's taken us almost 2 decades to create this demon.  They have done well playing this guy.  Didn't they prove the other day that they could take out his missiles during launch?

Never mind........

Trump's ratings are up 20 points since the 59 cruise missiles (36 going somewhere other than the airfield) did minimal damage to old A/C and zero damage to the tarmac.

So, now we have a good reason to rally all the citizens together by flexing our muscles in front of the world.  

Wow!  Does this little nerd really deserve the presence of three Carrier Task Forces?

Never pass up a chance to exercise "Gunboat Diplomacy."

TheLastTrump's picture

Trumps approval rating at 36, sure. Just 2-3 days before that "pole" splashed the news, another approval rating poll had Trump at 52% IIRC.


You people love certain headlines & hate others. Your integrity is compromised.

DosZap's picture

They intentionally DID not target the tarmac becausei it's HARDENED.

grizfish's picture

So, what did they target?  

What happened to the other 36 cruise missiles?

More hidden facts.  US politics as usual.

goddammoron's picture

Excellent work Trumptards.  The price we all pay you to have the black guy lyched and hanging from white house lawn is war wih a little Korean clown.  You're welcome.  You deserve it though.  You had to deal with Obama for 8 years and that was really hard on your white-trash, sense of entitlement, obsolete minds.

Trumptards = Libtards.

Trump = White Al Sharpton.

Fucking Cucks you all be.  Cucks to the Orange Clown.

robertocarlos's picture

"Well, now if that don't beat all. Here we take the good time and trouble to slaughter every last Indian in the West, and for what? So they can appoint a sheriff that's blacker'n any Indian! I am depressed".

DeathMerchant's picture

I see that the leftist puke pussies are out in force today.

thebigunit's picture

Dear goddammoron:

You're a . . . oh, wait. You beat me to it.


Catullus's picture

There's a 100% chance a conflict with NK ends in nuclear weapons being used.

This needs to stop

ronaldwilsonreagan's picture

Trump voters deserve nuclear annilation. For the rest of us we Americans are sorry for being so FUCKING DUMB. 

SnottyBubbles's picture

Why do libs gather around nuke targets?



SnottyBubbles's picture

You ever look at the 2016 vote by county? Why do libs coagulate and isolate themselves in enemy nuke target sites? Is it the idealogical need to be human shields or what?

Thom Paine's picture

So now China and Russia will consider if the USA has other intentions. Three aircraft carrier groups together in their region.

So right now Russian nuke subs are positioning themselves toward USA and China nukes and air defence on the ready in case lunatic Trump's neocons have other plans.

juicy_bananas's picture

If they wanted to strike they would have done it already.  This is all for show.

DirtySanchez's picture

Dear Trump,

Get back to your campaign promises.

Remember those?

-Drain the swamp.

-Lock her up!

-Build the wall.

-Fair trade.

-Bring back jobs.


Your base is dwindling and soon gone, if you follow the neocons, establishment war party, and jews, into perpetual USA state of war.

Best of luck.

You will need it.

aliens is here's picture

Make war great again. Never mind the economy and the people. Let's see some fire works.

Ali blabla's picture

A good war is good for economics, look at the us after the second orld war.. Another good side affext of war... We decimate our population a bit.. too many people for to few jobs already.. so i only see positive effects.. :)

aliens is here's picture

Snow flaks and SJW on the frontline fighting the NK. We'll win in no time. LOL

aloha_snakbar's picture

Funny how US taxpayers are footing the bill for this orgiastic war nonsense... yet we have to hear about it from fucking SOUTH KOREA? Whats up with that?

PleasedToMeatYou's picture

"taxpayers are footing the bill"

I wish that were true, 'cause then the shitizenry would rise up and say NO.  But as it is, our grandchildren might pay for it, or greatgrands even.  So, what the hell.  Like the Social Security untrusted non-fund - the Greatest Generation gave not a shit - it was the problem of boomers and their kids. 

NDXTrader's picture

Is Russia furiously trying to tow their 1 carrier to the Pacific. I kid, I kid. Lil Kim miscalculated with all of the saber rattling since Trump became President. He has even managed to get the Chinese on the American side here. Probably because they realize we now have the N Korean system completely hacked and one of the test missiles mind end up near Beijing if they don't play ball. So, for all of you crybabies, so far the US has provided a fireworks show on some deserted hangars and moved a few carrier groups - sometimes showing you are willing to go to war is the best way to avoid it. Obama's weakness was going to get a lot of people killed, strength will prevent it

Ali blabla's picture

I totally agree, Russia and the Chinese use North Korea to keep the west hostage.. what other reason have they than supporting a regime with the same economic output as Liechtenstein? We should show them that we are prepared to take care of business.. and Russia with their pointing fingers should shut the fuck up, they attacked Georgia, Ukraine etc.. and now they threaten us? Fuck them their economic output is less than Italy.. they should fucking know their place.. they are not the Sovjet Empire anymore, even their former allies don't like them that is why they are joining Nato.. The only threat they have is their nukes.. well guess what we have them too.. do you think that Putin will risk that his 400.000.000 bribery paid for home will be nuked? All his corruption money burnt? His whole lifes worth of stealing in one flash gone? Hahahahaha.. 

Volkodav's picture

Ignorant post

Saakashvilli ordered sneak attack, Russian Peacekeepers murdered in their barracks, strafe and shell ossetian civilians in homes

War Criminal, Gerorgian Mothers wish him dead for their lost sons

now International Warrants wanted by Georgia for his multiple crimes while in office, Murder, tortures, fraud and other.


Kiev result of coup, with radicals attacked Ukraine citizens of Russian heritage result deaths and maimings.

Was widespread violence and threats against Russian speakers or any protested

Korsun Massacre against Crimea residents was main that galvanized Crimea against Kiev criminals...

Crimea decided voted to leave, then asked restore to Russia

you know nothing about these subjects