Three US supercarriers to conduct joint drills in waters off Korean peninsula

3 US aircraft carriers to enter waters off Korean Peninsula to stage joint drills: S.Korean military

Also on Saturday, the US and South Korean navies launched four days of joint drills off the east coast of South Korea.

The USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier arrives in the South Korean port city of Busan on October 21, 2017.

The United States and South Korea began joint naval exercises Saturday involving three US aircraft carriers, in what military officials describe as a clear warning to North Korea.

It is the first such triple-carrier drill in the region for a decade.

"The training is aimed at restraining North Korea's nuclear and missile provocations and showing our military's strong willingness to act and military preparedness", the JCS said, quoted in the local press.

Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) submitted the text to the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Ways and Means Committee Thursday after President Donald Trump's state visit to Seoul earlier this week.

At a summit in Seoul Tuesday, Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-In agreed to increase the deployment of U.S. military assets around the Korean peninsula to step up pressure on the North.

"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 7th Fleet said.

The South Korean military will join a rare U.S. Navy exercise off the coast of the Korean Peninsula this weekend.

Trump has embarked on a tour of Asia this week trying to rally regional support for curbing North Korea's nuclear weapons programme, warning that time is running out over the crisis.

Currently, he is in Vietnam where he took part in Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit.

In recent months, North Korea has tested intercontinental ballistic missiles that could reach the US mainland with further development and has conducted its most powerful nuclear test.

Earlier, Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Trump reiterated firm commitment to achieving denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula and working towards a solution through dialogue and negotiation.

It is feared the thawing tensions between South Korea and China could outrage tyrannical North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un who may launch a deadly nuclear strike at any time.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Annual Program In Windom Honors Veterans
Nov 11, 2017 - 01:48
Several students with parents who either served or are serving in the military say they love being able to do this for them. Program emcee will be retired Cleburne High School Principal and Korean Conflict veteran E.J.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Sepp Blatter sexually assaulted me,' says former United States goalkeeper Hope Solo
Nov 11, 2017 - 01:40
FORMER Fifa president Sepp Blatter has been accused of sexual assault by former United States of America goalkeeper Hope Solo . Solo claims Blatter grabbed her behind then. "I speak out directly [with people] when things like that happen", she said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top State Auditor Jim Zielgler Invokes Bible to Defend Roy Moore
Nov 11, 2017 - 01:38
Moore's initially denied the allegations in their entirety but he was far more equivocating with Hannity. Moore, a former Alabama Supreme Court chief judge twice removed from office, has denied the charges.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Three Chinese students injured in French vehicle attack
Nov 11, 2017 - 01:24
In July past year , a Tunisian man ploughed a 19-tonne truck into a crowd in the southern city of Nice, killing 86 people. A 23-year-old is more seriously injured, a young man and another girl, aged 22 and 23, have lighter injuries.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Russian foreign ministry says retaliation against United States media could begin next week
Nov 11, 2017 - 01:23
However, Russia has issued threats against Radio Free Europe and the Voice of America, which both are recipients of USA government funding.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Luther Strange: Moore allegations are 'very, very, disturbing'
Nov 10, 2017 - 01:24
Despite the campaign's clear denial of the allegations, several politicians have come forward calling for Moore to step down. The decades-old claim has been brought by a lady who was 14 years old at the time of the alleged illegal touchings.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top When Will Jodie Whittaker's First Season of Doctor Who Air?
Nov 10, 2017 - 01:21
She's here and she's gonna rock it, so fans better start ordering their blue trousers now to get ready for cosplay costumes. The brunette beauty will be joined by Bradley Walsh, who will play Graham, Tosin Cole as Ryan and Mandip Gill as Yasmin.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top UCLA basketball players could be stuck in China 'for months'
Nov 10, 2017 - 01:11
Earlier this week, LaVar told reporters that the situation "ain't that big a deal," but has been uncharacteristically quiet since. Asked later in the day whether he was anxious about his son, LaVar replied, according to ESPN: "He'll be fine, he'll be fine".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kevin Spacey dropped from Ridley Scott film and replaced by Christopher Plummer
Nov 10, 2017 - 01:10
And per THR , Plummer was actually Scott's first choice for the role of Getty, but Sony wanted a bigger name in the part. Paul Getty in the story about the 1973 kidnapping of his teenage grandson John Paul Getty III .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Send nudes': Facebook builds database to stop revenge porn
Nov 10, 2017 - 01:10
The potential victim will then be instructed to send the images to their own Facebook account via the platform's Messenger system. It used this to prevent the image spreading and closed down the majority of accounts reported to it as hosting such images.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Eurozone growing at quickest pace in 10 years, European Union forecast says
Nov 10, 2017 - 01:07
High households' indebtedness and increasing debt burdens , could also affect consumption growth. This is substantially higher than that expected in the spring forecast for 2017 (1.7 pct).

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Soon, There Will Be A Harry Potter Version Of Pokemon Go
Nov 09, 2017 - 01:41
In the books and films, a Portkey is an enchanted object that can instantly bring anyone touching it to another location. The makers of the once immensely popular Pokémon Go are now making a Harry Potter AR game, Tech Crunch reported today.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Apple Lands New Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston TV Show
Nov 09, 2017 - 01:40
Michael Ellenberg, the former head of drama at HBO, will also be an executive producer. The new series marks a TV reunion for its stars, and Witherspoon seems thrilled.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Twins' Buxton, Dozier win Gold Gloves
Nov 09, 2017 - 01:40
Hall of Famer Andre Dawson is the only other outfielder in franchise history to win the award a couple of times (1987 and 1988). Gordon previously won four straight Gold Gloves during 2011-14. " Obviously, five, it's a pretty special number ", he said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ubisoft Believes PS5 And Next Xbox Atleast Two Years Away
Nov 09, 2017 - 01:23
Microsoft has developed the most powerful games console in existence, and you can buy it starting today: it's the Xbox One X . It is very early days to be thinking about the next PlayStation or Xbox as the new iterations of these consoles are quite new.