A report unveiled by South Korea's primary news outlet, Yonhap, has revealed that the Pentagon has directed a total of three US aircraft carriers toward the Korean Peninsula, citing a South Korean government source.
The report by Yonhap indicated that the CVN-70 Carl Vinson is expected to arrive off the South Korean coast on April 25. The second aircraft carrier to be deployed is CVN-68 Nimitz carrier group. The carrier is currently undergoing final pre-deployment assessment and composite Training Unit Exercise off Oregon, It is expected to enter the Sea of Japan next week. The CVN-76 Ronald Reagan is currently in home port in Yokosuka, Japan.
The senior government official also indicated that the US and South Korea are discussing joint drills, which will include the three aircraft carriers and other ships.
The USS Carl Vinson, which was surrounded by a fleet of US warships was sent by Washington toward the Korean Peninsula in the beginning of April.
Yonhap has also reported that according to the government source the operation of three aircraft carriers in the same location is unusual. The move demonstrates the US commitment to North Korea.
Its evident that Trump’s administration is very serious about the North Korea problem. Trump’s administration is demonstrating deterrence by acting on its behalf. The source also revealed that Trump’s approach is expected to be completely different from the previous administration.
This comes after Pyongyang launched an unidentified projectile on Sunday. The test was reported to be a huge failure. 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.