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Fri May 19, 2017, 06:08 AM

US Navy moves second aircraft carrier near North Korea

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN)The US Navy is moving the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier to the Korean Peninsula where it will conduct dual-carrier training exercises with the USS Carl Vinson amid heightened tensions in the region, two defense officials told CNN.

The move comes just days after North Korea demonstrated a significant leap forward in their missile program after launching a projectile that achieved "successful" controlled reentry into the Earth's lower atmosphere rather than falling back to the surface, according to a preliminary US intelligence analysis, two US officials tell CNN.

The USS Ronald Reagan departed for the Korean Peninsula on Tuesday after completing a maintenance period and sea trials in its homeport of Yokosuka, Japan, according to the Navy.

"Coming out of a long in-port maintenance period we have to ensure that Ronald Reagan and the remainder of the strike group are integrated properly as we move forward," Rear Adm. Charles Williams said in a press release.

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Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/18/politics/uss-ronald-reagan-duel-carrier-training-korea/

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:31 AM

1. If Trump and Spicer reported it, check the GPS.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #1)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:57 AM

2. The Reagan very seldom leaves that area

the only reason the Vinson was sent there in the first place was because the Reagan was undergoing maintenance.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #1)

Fri May 19, 2017, 08:41 AM

3. You are right.

Because patrolling the waters of North Korea and doing exercises with the Australian Navy is roughly the same thing.


On a side note how do you misplace an aircraft carrier.

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