The US Navy has dispatched 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.
This significant development comes days after United States has warned that North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch is potentially more dangerous than previous launches. After completing a maintenance period and sea trials in Yokosuka, Japan, the USS Ronald departed for the Korean Peninsula.
"Coming out of along in-port maintenance period we have to ensure that Ronald Regan and the remainder of the strike group are integrated properly as we move forward," The CNN quoted Rear Adm. Charles Williams as saying.
The North Korea has also continued its barrage of aggressive language, its forces are combat-ready to sink a U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier with a single strike, the state media reported.
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