U.S. aircraft carrier “Carl Vinson” on Saturday, April 29, entered the Japan sea through the Tsushima Strait, transfers TV channel NHK.
The ship takes part in the outbreak on 23 April, the joint exercises of the US Navy and Japanese self-defense Forces. In the near future are expected to be joint exercises with South Korean forces.
As noted, these activities are designed to exert pressure on the DPRK. Friday was launched North Korean ballistic missiles, related probably to the class of medium-range missiles KN-17. The test failed, the main part of the rocket, according to U.S. intelligence, fell about 35 kilometers from the airport.
American Aug, headed by the ship “Carl Vinson” was sent to the coast of the Korean Peninsula after a rocket launch by North Korea in early April. The aircraft carrier will be in the area for about a month. In the strike group also includes the guided-missile cruiser Lake Champlain (CG-57) and destroyer Michael Murphy (DDG-112) and Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), equipped with systems for early detection of Aegis.
The situation on the Korean Peninsula is one of the most intense topics of international politics. It was reported that Washington is ready to launch a preemptive strike on North Korean military targets if Pyongyang decides for another nuclear test. In response, the DPRK said that in this case, will carry out a pre-emptive strike.
Later, the United States stated that they intend to exert on North Korea sanctions and diplomatic pressure, as well as attract China to get Pyongyang to abandon missile and nuclear programs.