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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Harry Lightning's picture

Why waste the fuel to send all these warships into the area ? 1 MIRV-ed ICBM would be all that is needed, takes out all the North Korean missile sites and the fat bastard's house all at one time.

grizfish's picture

OK.  Similar to the 59 cruise missiles, of which, only 23 reached their target and inflicted minimal damage.  

The MIC has been laughing at the stupid citizens for 70 years while they carry their taxpayer $ to the bank.

Do you have proof you have received the value you paid for?

TheLastTrump's picture

Prove that info with a non Russian non leftist propaganda link.

johnnycanuck's picture

Trump style proof?   ie biggest electoral college victory..."Someone said that".

Anopheles's picture

Yup.  One MIRV would take out every thing of value.   People don't realize how tiny NK is.  All of NK would fit in the area between LA and San Fransisco. 

enough of this's picture


<-----  Trump will attack North Korea soon.

<-----  It's a bluff.  Trump won't attack.

PleasedToMeatYou's picture

China's Rottweiler is rabid, and everyone knows it. 

I don't think it is a bluff.  I do think this power is deployed with the idea that he absolutely will use it, though he prefers not to.  I think the real pressure is being exerted 1st on S. Korea and then Japan, so that these shorts-stained peoples wake up and take responsibility for their own defense rather than relying so heavily on USSA.  More immediately, they can and definitely will help pressure China, and to a lesser extent Russia, to take definitive, permanent action to eliminate this N. Korean threat.  With this cooperative action behind them, South China Sea issues, etc., can be handled with everybody's faced saved. 

Ben A Drill's picture

Must keep the industrial war complex machine going and going and going. Think about 3 carriers, that's 5000 people per ship. 15,000 people that's a lot of tattoos.

nah's picture

Nuclear war threatens all of civilization.


What if it is still possible 1 million years from now the obvious choice of a great society


Greater North Korea

Davidduke2000's picture

I do not trust the VP in NK, he could be bought , he is always on TV and making threats. get the anti-aircraft gun ready Kim. 

PleasedToMeatYou's picture

Perhaps we can line these carriers, destroyers, etc. all up next to each other.  Then the enemy, whoever they are, will never know what to do. 

Davidduke2000's picture

Kim has to take out only 1 carrier this should give him a win even if his country gets destroyed. 

Bernardo Gui's picture

This type of story always brings out the pro-Russia hacks. The US is evil. Russia, Iran, NK, etc are a force for good in the world. Blah blah blah. Might makes right comrades. Deal with it.

TheLastTrump's picture

Yep. It's getting obvious isn't it? They don't realise they're more effective at half volume.

krage_man's picture

In case of conflict:

As N Korea has rather advanced military capabilities.

S Korea will likely suffer multiple casualties and economic destructions.

China will have a crisis on its border.

Japan could be hit by missiles.

There is non-zero chance that US territory could be hit.

So, it is going to be a huge impact ....

ciscokid's picture

Quick!! buy your Samsung while you.

caribbeanbarry's picture

Don't you mean Short Samsung?

daveO's picture

How much has Goldman, Kushner and others shorted?

Uncle Tupelo's picture

WHERE is Ambassador Rodman???????????????

any_mouse's picture

The real reason North Korea needs to disappear.

North Korea is a constant reminder of the reality of Communism in all of its Stalinist evil.

A living diorama.

The modern Bolsheviks don't want anyone to be reminded that the reality of Communism is not happy people freely working for the Soviet and receiving their needs from the Soviet.

The reality is deprivation for most. Labor camps for many. Opulent luxury for a few. Hint: Waste Pyongyang in one strike. Where the lights are on at night. That is the head of the snake. Everyone, including the military, in NK is aware that Lil' Kim is batshit crazy and they are a breath away from slave labor or a firing squad.

Do NOT enter or occupy North Korea with USA troops. Let the Korean people assist each other in opening the North to the 21st century. Do NOT militarize the Chinese border. There is no need in an age of missiles to have troops facing each other across a line.

North Korean people, as far as I know, do not have iPhones. In the Soviet Union they did not have blue jeans. They had lines for common groceries. Factories produced what the Commissars dictated. Farms grew what they were told. The productive Kulak farmers, white Christians, were massacred into extinction by (((Bolsheviks))).

Scandinavian Socialism worked as long as Scandinavia was populated by racial Scandinavians with the Scandinavian work ethic. If you could work, you worked to the best of your ability. There was a safety net when needed, but the safety net was not there for long term support of generations. You paid higher taxes. Everybody, in general, was better off. Producers could produce what consumers needed and desired in quantities to satisfy all.

No one is teaching the SJWs the realities of Communism and Socialism or that promiscuous Diversity is weakness.

NDXTrader's picture

You are really going to piss off the Russkies around here. Don't you know it is all the US's fault that the people in N Korea live worse than people in the 4th century?

Volkodav's picture

        what is to do with Russia?



NoWayJose's picture

Great point on Scandinavia -- several US states had a similar generous benefit - because few used or needed it. Then the lazy came from other states for those same benefits. Some states tried to offer less benefits to newcomers. The courts said No. The States raise taxes under the radar, but end up hurting the middle class with jobs.

Duc888's picture



....and now you see the Mulslim hoard ruining everything Scandinavian worked for. 


Sad.  Muzzies will not assimilate.

Davidduke2000's picture

The entire europe knew that, why they are acting shocked? now turkey is calling for a war against the crusaders and merkel and other trannies are going to suck his limp dick. 

Brazen Heist's picture

Got news for you

Crony Capitalism produces Plutocracy

Communism produces Plutocracy

One Oligarchy is part of the State, while the other Oligarchy are private individuals who end up buying and influencing the State for their own interests.

Very little difference between Communism and Crony Capitalism politically.

You're an idiot if you believe in the triumphalism of capitalism. Real capitalism is dead in America. Its crony capitalism and socialism for the rich.

NoWayJose's picture

Elrond, advising Trump...

You're outnumbered, Trump. You need more men.

There are none.

There are those who dwell in the Shadowy Deep State world.

Murderers. Traitors. You would call them to fight? They believe in nothing. They answer to no one...

They will answer to Goldman Sacs. The President who wields the power of the pen can summon to him an army more deadly than any that walks this earth. Put aside the Populist. Become who you were born to be. Take the NeoCon Road.

CRM114's picture

Three Carrier Groups?

Well, that certainly gets you the Chairman's seat at the Not Fucking About Club.

Looks like a "do something or we will" message to China to get Yung Fat Wun back under their thumb.

Sizzurp's picture

We"ll meet again
Don't know where
Don't know when
But I know we'll meet again some sunny day.

robertocarlos's picture

What is the name of that blog in SK with the guy who drinks beer and coffee and eats at McD's?

me or you's picture

The best  way to drain the swamp is by reducing her armed forces to almost nothing. 

rejected's picture

hoooorah, hooorah, hooorah. more nation destroying circuses for 'the People'

The US butts into a civil war.

The US stays a belligerent with war games every spring and fall for the last 60 some years.

The US 'gave' them the Reactors which allowed them to have a nuclear program in the first place.

Now Americans are salivating at the possibility of another MOAB or nuclear device to satisfy their inner desire to destroy, maim and kill. 

Memo to President Putin, XI:

Please send troops to N. Korea. I do not believe Americans have the guts to fight nations that can strike back. Possibly with your nuclear umbrella the N. Koreans can be convinced to give up their nuclear programs.


Duc888's picture




"The US butts into a civil war."


Trump is unwinding from Syria.  He told Mattis to sit tight.

Davidduke2000's picture

The plans are there and ready for Syria even if Trump halt them for now, the neocons can send an assassin to take out trump and pence is willing and ready, that's what the russians are thinking. 

docmac324's picture

Well one things for certain, the cost of mobilizing three task forces dictates their use.  "They are not deploying for nothing".  When we to four, then five back in 90, it was on like Donkey Kong.

pine_marten's picture

They are sneaking up on NK so they won't "use or lose" their nukes.

Davidduke2000's picture

If a single nukes detonate inside NK the Russian and Chinese would nuke the us, this is trump's dilemma  

pine_marten's picture

And how do we respond to NK nuking SK?  Launch jets from our carriers with conventional munitions?  This situation is bound to go sideways.

Davidduke2000's picture

If the kid is not provoked he is not going to do anything, why the have military manoeuvres in his backyard.

Davidduke2000's picture

IF the us loses one or two they still have one more.

conraddobler's picture

A lot of eggs in uno basket.

Deep Snorkeler's picture


Is the great temptation of our time.


A perpetual freak show of the mind.

Cultural Spectacles

Of the obscene and bizarre.

Celebrity Side Boob, 

cheaply vulgar.



optimator's picture

Just two sides provoking each other and tempting each other to pre-emp the other.

What can go wrong.  Saddam Husseim waited out the temptation to strike first and we all know how that turned out.

Davidduke2000's picture

Why trump is provoking the kid and then complain??

Brazen Heist's picture

Democracy turned out to be one big April Fools joke.

People got screwed badly, again.

Who voted for war escalation? Is this really the best course of action the US elites can take? They need a big distraction from the rot and corruption back home, which of course remains unaddressed.

The psycho Anglo-Zionists want to rule the world. They don't care about anything else.

At what point will humanity stop these vermin from toppling governments at will and raping and pillaging countries all for the 1% of imbred pedophiles at the helm?

The entire world is hostage to a sick cult and their degenerate ways. And all this shit show is them trying to prove their "manhood". What a thing "civilisation" has become.

Davidduke2000's picture

War against NK is this week as the state department issued the same type of statement did for Syria and two days later it attacked a military airfield.

JLee2027's picture

2 more carriers? It's on

robertocarlos's picture

Maybe the USA is sending a couple of Carrier air conditioning units and this got miscommunicated.

Oh Crap's picture

Now may be a good time to stock up on auto parts if'n you's own a KIA.

Autonomous's picture

The DPRK is not a threat to its neighbors. It is clear to most people who is the aggressor here and who are the victims of aggression. The US government has been overthrown by satan-worshipping war mongers. Prepare for nuclear war.