N. Korea missile testing: US navy strike group in S. Korea to “maintain readiness”

N. Korea missile testing: US navy strike group in S. Korea to “maintain readiness”

N. Korea missile testing: US navy strike group in S. Korea to “maintain readiness”

Written by Lahiru Fernando

09 Apr, 2017 | 10:30 pm

North Korea’s missile program has been turning heads all around the world. Power-houses such as the United States,
Japan and The United Kingdom have continuously warned North Korea of it’s program, testing and pursuit of nuclear
weapons capability.

As concerns keep growing – the US military has ordered a navy strike group to move towards the Korean peninsula.

The US navy strike group comprises of;

USS Carl Vinson

USS Carl Vinson – a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier

 

Two Guided-Missile Destroyers

Two Guided-Missile Destroyers

 

A Guided-Missile Cruiser

A Guided-Missile Cruiser

Not only the group carry massive striking power, it also has the capacity to intercept ballistic missiles.

The group has been diverted from it’s original destination where it was supposed to make port calls down under in Australia.

A prudent measure to maintain readiness

The deployment has been described as a prudent measure to maintain readiness in the region by the US Pacific
Command.

As the strike group heads towards the western Pacific, President of the United States has said that Uncle Sam is prepared to act alone to deal with the North Korean nuclear threat.

Amidst all, there are fears that continued testing will eventually develop North Korea’s ability to launch long-range nuclear missiles capable of striking the United States mainland itself.

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