The United States Navy Carrier, USS Chester Nimitz departed Bremerton Washington on Thursday and is expected to transit the Western Pacific Ocean with its battle group and on into the area of North Korea. This could theoretically put three carrier battle groups in the area and send a strong message to the North Koren dictator, Kim Jong-Un. It could also spell a relief on station for the USS Carl Vinson and battle group which had been extended to cover the North Korean situation.
As Written By VOA News:
The United States is sending a third aircraft carrier strike force to the western Pacific region in an apparent warning to North Korea to deter its ballistic missile and nuclear programs, two sources have told VOA.
The USS Nimitz, one of the world’s largest warships, will join two other supercarriers, the USS Carl Vinson and the USS Ronald Reagan, in the western Pacific, the sources told VOA’s Steve Herman.
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) May 27, 2017
The U.S. military has rarely simultaneously deployed three aircraft carriers to the same region.
But North Korea’s growing nuclear and missile threat is seen as a major security challenge for President Donald Trump, who has vowed to prevent the country from being able to strike the U.S. with a nuclear missile, a capability experts say Pyongyang could have some time……
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