The Carl Vinson and Ronald Reagan American aircraft carriers left the Sea of Japan waters after completing the three-day exercises, NHK [Japan’s national public broadcasting organization] TV channel reported citing the Pentagon’s statement on June 6.
The Nimitz aircraft carrier will continue patrolling this part of the Pacific, and then it will head to the Indian Ocean to take part in joint exercises with Japan and India, after which it will head to the Persian Gulf.
The Pentagon representative stressed that the aircraft carrier can change direction if situation changes., A U.S. Navy strike group led by the Carl Vinson heavy nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, was to move towards Australia when suddenly it changed its course and headed for the Korean peninsula. The third aircraft carrier group of the US Navy, led by the Nimitz aircraft carrier, was sent to in the Asia-Pacific region on May 27th, for restraining the DPRK’s [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] missile and nuclear programs. It was noted that this is a rare case when the Pentagon sends three carriers to one region at once.
Such decisions of the US leadership were caused by concerns that Pyongyang could conduct a nuclear strike on the continental territory of the United States of America.
“If China is not going to solve the North Korean [problem], we will do it,” said Donald Trump on April 3. Prior to this, the NBC released information on the US National Security Council (NSC) presenting the US president the options for fighting the DPRK which the US considered as a main source of the nuclear threat. The proposed options considered transferring a part of the US nuclear arsenal to South Korea and the killing of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency