The U.S. Navy will send to the shores of Korea the aircraft carrier “Nimitz” (USS Nimitz), to increase the pressure on Pyongyang. On Saturday, may 27, according to Japanese Asahi Shimbun, citing American sources in military circles.
“Nimitz” will join the already located in the area the aircraft carrier “Ronald Reagan” (USS Ronald Reagan) and “Carl Vinson” (USS Carl Vinson), forming the strongest connection to the U.S. Navy for the past 10 years. Only the U.S. Navy have 11 ships of this class (10 aircraft carriers type “Nimitz” in the Navy and not yet transferred to the customer latest “Gerald Ford” – approx. “Ribbon.ru”), and the concentration of three of them in one region is an extremely rare event, the newspaper notes. While it is likely that the “Nimitz” moved to change “Carl Vinson”.
According to sources of the newspaper, “Nimitz” was 1 June to leave the place of their deployment, naval base Kitsap in the state of Washington and head to the middle East region. However, the command changed plans and decided to six months to deploy a carrier battle group in the Western Pacific ocean.
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.
Currently in the Western Pacific ocean is the aircraft carrier “Carl Vinson”, released on combat duty in February 2017, and constantly deployed in Japan “Ronald Reagan”, recently completed repairs in Yokosuka. In the structure of the wings of these ships, there are about 200 aircraft, including more than 130 multi-role fighters. It should be noted that over the past 30 years, the U.S. only once have formed the connection of the three aircraft carriers are not for fighting – during exercise Valiant Shield 2006, which involved the aircraft carrier “George Washington”, “Ronald Reagan” and “kitty hawk”.