Oct 12, 2017
The powerful nuclear aircraft carrier the USS Theodore Roosevelt has left its home base in San Diego and according to the South Korean military is scheduled to join the USS Ronald Reagan in the area. This will place two powerful American carrier strike forces in the region and is clearly designed to send another message to North Korea.
This comes as Kim Jong Un is expected to soon launch another test of an intercontinental ballistic missile that may be capable of reaching the United States. The projected presence of the Roosevelt will not be a deterrent to such a test, but combined with increased economic pressure will definitely get the communist dictator’s attention.