Many think President Trump is mobilizing for an attack on North Korea. In recent days there have been stories of nuclear capable B-52’s possibly being put on 24 hour alert for the first time since 1991, a dozen F-35’s deploying to Japan and now word of three aircraft carriers in the waters near North Korea.
USS Nimitz has joined USS Theodore Roosevelt – dubbed the “Big Stick” – and USS Ronald Reagan in the western Pacific.
The 100,000-ton warship and its strike group joins the two carriers amid fears of war with North Korea. Each vessel is accompanied with a cohort of destroyers and submarines, and USS Ronald Reagan has been carrying out war drills since last week.
It is unprecedented to three aircraft carriers in the region at one time, and is a huge gathering of US sea power. The US Navy confirmed the arrival of USS Nimitz today as top officer Captain Carlos Sardiello promised the warships are “ready for anything”. – Daily Star
Featured image By U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Shannon E. Renfroe [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons