The Pentagon has announced that a Navy carrier strike group is moving toward the western Pacific Ocean to provide a physical presence near the Korean Peninsula.
This is due to the tension in North Korea as it escalates with the test firing of missiles U.S. Navy Warships will be sent to the Korean peninsula. The reaction on the United States decision is consistent stating the move is ‘prudent’ as a reaction to the behavior of North Korea.
The White House national security adviser said on Sunday, as the secretary of state insisted he is hopeful that China will put pressure on Pyongyang.
North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un, have repeatedly indicated an intercontinental ballistic missile test or something similar could be coming – possibly as soon as April 15, the 105th birthday of North Korea’s founding president and celebrated annually as “the Day of the Sun.”
Last month North Korea released a propaganda video showing a US aircraft carrier being blown up, as it warned the US against carrying out military action.
The clip was released at the weekend when it conducted a ground test of a new type of high-thrust rocket engine that leader Kim Jong-un called a revolutionary breakthrough for the country’s space program.