Recent news, reports and statements, that US is deploying up to three aircraft carriers against North Korea turns out to be just western war propaganda and presidential bluff. The Defense News reports, that US carrier Carl Vinson is still thousands miles away from Korean peninsula and US officials deny reports that two other US carriers are joining to create combined massive battle group.
President Trump himself had been saying over the past weeks that the strike group was deployed to the Korean Peninsula amid rising tensions with North Korea. “We are sending an armada, very powerful,” tweeted Trump, attempting to look strong in the face of increased military nuclear activities by North Korea.
The Defense News reports:
"For more than a week, media reports in the U.S. and around Asia routinely have mentioned the approach of the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson's carrier strike group, seemingly implying an attack on North Korea could be imminent. But a week after the U.S. announced the carrier and its escorts would leave Singapore, forego port calls in Australia and instead return to Korean waters, the carrier and its group had yet to head north.
Rather, the ships were actually operating several hundred miles south of Singapore, taking part in scheduled exercises with Australian forces in the Indian Ocean.
On Saturday — according to photographs released by the U.S. Navy — the carrier passed north through the Sunda Strait, the passage between the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java. It's about 3,500 miles from Korea."
Three US aircraft carriers are not heading to Korean peninsula - US officials
On Monday it was reported that three US aircraft carriers, USS Carl Vinson, USS Ronald Reagan and USS Nimitz, will enter the Sea of Japan next week, South Korean Yonhap News Agency reported, citing a government source. Report was published also by Sputnik News.
The Defense News reports:
"Officials flatly deny reports that three U.S. carrier strike groups were being directed to mass off the Korean peninsula in a few weeks.
Speculation has been rising that the Ronald Reagan and Nimitz strike groups could join with the Vinson. The Japan-based carrier Reagan, however, is in a maintenance period at Yokosuka scheduled to complete in May. The Bremerton, Washington-based Nimitz and her strike group is off Southern California, nearing the completion of its major pre-deployment exercise. The ship is scheduled to deploy this spring to relieve the Vinson in the Western Pacific."
In the light of latest information it seems like the US administration have just been bluffing and media is deluded to produce war propaganda with non-existent deployments of US forces.
DONi News Agency