US aircraft carrier sails to South Korea as warning to North Korea

US aircraft carrier sails to South Korea as warning to North Korea
US aircraft carrier sails to South Korea as warning to North Korea

A US aircraft carrier strike force sailed to South Korea today for the first time in nearly four years to join South Korean warships in drills intended to send a message to North Korea, officials said.

The USS Ronald Reagan and its escort vessels docked at a naval base in the city of Busan (South).

It is the most significant force deployed so far in Washington’s new effort to deploy more “strategic assets” (the term refers to the ability to use nuclear weapons) to the region to deter North Korea.

South Korea’s new conservative president, Yoon Seok-gil, wants more joint high schools and other displays of military power as a warning to Pyongyang. North Korea has carried out a record number of weapons tests this year as talks to abandon its nuclear arsenal and ballistic missile development, which collapsed in 2019, appear unlikely to resume.

Officials in Washington and Seoul have said for months that Pyongyang is preparing to conduct another nuclear weapon test, its first since 2017.

North Korea characterizes the joint military high schools of the US and South Korea as rehearsals for an invasion of its territory and proof of the hostile policy pursued by Washington and Seoul towards it.

The visit to Busan, according to APE, is the first by a US aircraft carrier to South Korea since 2018. That year, Washington and Seoul drastically reduced the type’s activities as negotiations were underway.

Earlier this month, Pyongyang passed a law allowing it to launch pre-emptive strikes with nuclear weapons if it feels threatened.


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