President Donald Trump continues to prepare for an upcoming war with North Korea.
According to reports, Trump ordered two more aircraft carriers to make their way to the Korean Peninsula.
Conservative Tribune reports:
But according to a report from South Korean media outlet Yonhap, there are rumors circulating that Trump just upped the ante by ordering two more carrier strike groups deployed to the tense region, placing a tremendous amount of air and naval firepower at the disposal of the military’s regional commander.
A roughly translated version of the article, which cites South Korean government officials who claimed knowledge of the deployment orders, stated that in addition to the USS Carl Vinson, already steaming toward Korea from Singapore, the carrier strike groups of the USS Ronald Reagan and USS Nimitz were also ordered to head for the region.
Luckily for the crew of the Reagan, the ship is stationed in Japan and it won’t take it very long to travel to the Korean Peninsula, while the Nimitz must travel from the coast of Oregon.
None the less, Trump deserves credit for calling out the North Koreans and their aggressive foreign policy. The world needs to stand up to them and show them that there are consequences for their actions.
Time will tell if a conflict breaks out, but as it stands, the U.S. can rely on South Korea and potentially China to back them up should one occur.