The United States sent to the coast of the Korean Peninsula a second aircraft carrier: USS Ronald Reagan will be there for joint exercises with the aircraft carrier group headed by USS Carl Vinson, reports CNN , citing Pentagon officials, the United States.
The aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, head of the strike group the U.S. Navy, left the naval base of Yokosuka on Tuesday after Troubleshooting the equipment. He now moves in the direction of the Korean Peninsula, said sources of the company.
According to CNN, the strengthening of aircraft carrier groups was a response to the successful test of a missile by North Korea: rocket flew further than earlier tests, and at the same time controlled and returned to the dense layers of the atmosphere, not just fell in the sea of Japan, as it usually happens.
North Korea carried out on may 14 a new launch of a ballistic missile near the city of Koson (North West province’s Do). The rocket flew 30 minutes, range was 800 kilometers. According to Pacific command (PACOM) of the US Armed forces, the missile fell into the sea of Japan near the coast of Primorsky Krai of Russia. The Russian military saidthat was tracking the flight and the rocket is “guaranteed to neutralize”.
According to the Central Telegraph Agency of Korea (KCNA), the rocket “Hanson-12″ “capable of carrying heavy nuclear warhead”. Television in North Korea reported that the launch was successful under the personal supervision of the Chairman of the workers ‘ party of Korea and the state Council of the country, Kim Jong-UN.
The Korean Peninsula is already strike group, the U.S. Navy led by the nuclear aircraft carrier Carl Vinson. The region also hosts several American nuclear submarines.