Carrier group USA began exercises off the coast of the Korean Peninsula
Carrier strike group the U.S. Navy, which includes the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson started the exercise off the coast of the Korean Peninsula. Along with it, the exercise involved the ships of the Japanese Navy, the newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun.
The publication notes that the purpose of the exercise is putting pressure on North Korea in the context of the ongoing testing of ballistic missiles of the DPRK. In addition, the American and Japanese sailors had to earn my cooperation. Maneuvers, participation in which will accept two Japanese destroyer Ashigara and Samidare, will last from three to five days.
About sending a carrier strike group the U.S. Navy to the shores of the Korean Peninsula became known on 9 April. DPRK authorities Washington’s actions were regarded as a provocation and promised to give her “tough response”.
Later, on April 14, it became known that the U.S. is considering a preemptive strike on North Korea if Pyongyang again will conduct a nuclear test. At the same time, according to Reuters, the priority methods of influence on North Korea, the White house still believes a diplomatic, not forceful.