The strike group, including the 97,000-ton carrier and its 60-plus aircraft, the guided-missile destroyers USS Wayne E. Meyer and USS Michael Murphy and the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain aircraft carrier, will arrive off the Korean Peninsula by the end of April, multiple United States defense officials told CNN.
The US-based Nimitz and her strike group is off southern California and is scheduled to deploy this spring to relieve the USS Vinson in the western Pacific, the report added. The carrier and its companions could still make their way back to the Korean Peninsula, which they last visited in March, but US defense officials generally decline to describe the deployments of American military units before the fact.
He said, "I hope there will be no unilateral actions like those we saw recently in Syria and that the USA will follow the line that President Trump repeatedly voiced during the election campaign".
Last week, Chinese President Xi Jinping and his American counterpart Donald Trump also held a telephonic conversation to discuss the situation on the Korean Peninsula and in Syria.
"If the US dares opt for a military action, crying out for "preemptive attack" and 'removal of the headquarters, ' the DPRK is ready to react to any mode of war desired by the U.S".
A spokesman for the Pacific Command linked the deployment directly to the "number one threat in the region", North Korea, and its "reckless, irresponsible and destabilizing program of missile tests and pursuit of a nuclear weapons capability".
Other nations were said to be joining in. North Korea responded by vowing reprisals in response and Russian Federation and China sent intelligence-gathering ships to monitor the us actions.
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence traveled to the tense zone dividing North and South Korea, declaring that the "era of strategic patience is over" with North Korea.
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said on April 11 that the Vinson had been called away from exercises near Australia to head for the Korean peninsula but declined to say why.
But turns out it was all false- the strike group wasn't en route to North Korea last week after all.
After the Navy's image of the ships spread across the internet, the narrative changed.
The South China Sea technically extends south of Singapore and flows among the islands that make up Indonesia before it becomes the Java Sea.