A spokesperson for the South Korean Ministry of Defense told EFE in Seoul that the three U.S. aircraft carriers will also carry out maneuvers with the South Korean Navy, closer to North Korean territory, in the Sea of Japan - alternatively called the East Sea in the two Koreas.
While at sea, the strike force plans to conduct air defense drills, sea surveillance, replenishments at sea, defensive air combat training, close-in coordinated maneuvers and other training.
The Roosevelt will join the Bremerton-based USS Nimitz and forward-deployed USS Ronald Reagan in the exercise, which comes as President Trump is traveling in Asia. Please join the Democratic Socialists of America and Rock Island Alderman Dylan Parker to say no more war on Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 11 a.m., at Reservoir Park, Rock Island.
"It is a rare opportunity to train with two aircraft carriers together, and even rarer to be able to train with three", said U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander, Admiral Scott Swift, in the statement. The exercise included 30 ships, more than 280 aircraft and more than 20,000 service members from the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. Both exercises focused on the ability to rapidly bring together forces from three strike groups in response to any regional situation.
The three aircraft carriers are expected to link up in the Sea of Japan later this week off the Korean Peninsula, a USA defense official tells Fox News.
Three U.S. aircraft carriers will soon conduct a rare combined exercise in the Western Pacific, the U.S. military announced Thursday, as President Donald Trump is traveling to Asia. It is committed to maintain the security commitments for the next 70 years, the report added. "And do not try us", Trump warned North Korea during his Tuesday speech. "It is a hell that no person deserves", the CNN reported.
The move is widely seen as a push by Washington to demonstrate its commitment to its allies in the region, including Japan, amid the uptick in tensions with North Korea.
He said of the North Korean threats to strike the USA and its allies, "That would be a fatal miscalculation".
The regime added that Trump's very visit to South Korea was meant to "light the fuse for a nuclear war".