US deploys warships to Korean peninsula

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The Carl Vinson (CVN-7)

The United States has deployed a navy strike group to the Korean peninsula, after North Korea’s missile programme capabilities are ever-growing.

President Donald Trump has stated that the United States is prepared to deal with the nuclear threat that North Korea is becoming, with US Pacific Command spokesman Dave Benham revealing more about why the Strike Group was deployed to this region:

“The number one threat in the region continues to be North Korea, due to its reckless, irresponsible and destabilising programme of missile tests and pursuit of a nuclear weapons capability,”

The Carl Vinson Strike Group contains the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-7), along with various other warships with highly destructive artillery. Along with this, the group also has the capability to intercept ballistic missiles.

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North Korea’s missile range (CREDIT: George C. Marshall Institute/BBC)

This comes after North Korea have continued to ignore UN resolutions, and instead has carried out various nuclear tests. Many predict that North Korea are working toward developing a nuclear warhead that could reach the US, and thus, because of this, the US have decided to take action – by deploying the aforementioned Carl Vinson Strike Group.

 

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Author: Thomas Parkes

Hi, my name is Thomas Parkes. I'm currently a student at the City of Wolverhampton College, studing the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism.

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