First 100 Days of President Donald Trump- Day 80

US Sends Strike Group Towards Korean Peninsula

Following the missile strike on a Syrian government air base, the US has sent a strike group toward the Korean Peninsula to bolster Washington’s presence in the region, as North Korea appears closer to conducting another nuclear and missile test.


“US Pacific Command ordered the Carl Vinson Strike Group north as a prudent measure to maintain readiness and presence in the Western Pacific,” Cmdr. David Benham, a spokesman for PACOM, said in a statement.

The deployment was mostly aimed at countering North Korea’s escalating military threat, the spokesperson added, calling the regime as “No. 1 threat in the region” for seeking “reckless, irresponsible, and destabilizing” missile and nuclear programs.

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