On Monday, it was reported that North Korea launched a missile in the early morning hours.
In response to this unacceptable North Korean aggression, President Donald Trump has agreed to send another carrier strike group to the Korean Peninsula.
According to Voice of America, the Nimitz carrier strike group, which is led by the supercarrier USS Nimitz, will be deployed in the region, alongside the USS Carl Vinson and the USS Ronald Reagan.
Conservative Tribune reports:
The Japan News reported that the Nimitz strike group would be deployed to the region for a six-month training mission. While the Nimitz is supposed to replace the Vinson, both carriers may be in the Korean Peninsula area “until the end of the mission transfer.” VOA noted that the presence of three carrier strike groups in the same region was an extremely rare occurrence.
The news came one day after Japan and the United States agreed to enforce more serious sanctions on North Korea at the G7 summit in Italy. It also came one day before the latest missile test by the North Korean government.
The White House issued a statement regarding the missile launches.
“President Trump and Prime Minister Abe agreed their teams would cooperate to enhance sanctions on North Korea, including by identifying and sanctioning entities that support North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear programs,” the White House announced Saturday, according to Reuters.
“They also agreed to further strengthen the alliance between the United States and Japan, to further each country’s capability to deter and defend against threats from North Korea.”
Finally we have strong leadership in place which is willing to challenge North Korea and teach them that there are consequences for acting so recklessly.
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