USA carriers will begin drills in rare show of force

The USS Ronald Reagan and two other carriers will conduct drills during Donald Trump's Asia visit

The three carriers - USS Ronald Reagan, USS Nimitz and USS Theodore Roosevelt - plan to stage "coordinated operations" in global waters from Saturday till next Tuesday, according to the 7th Fleet.

"A touch-and-go situation is prevailing in the peninsula due to the USA and south Korean puppet forces' military provocations", the official Rodong Sinmun wrote.

The last time such drills were held was during the Valiant Shield exercises in 2006 and 2007, which took place off the coast of the USA territory of Guam, which hosts two US military bases, and aimed to develop the ability for the three strike groups to quickly work together should it become necessary.

"It is a rare opportunity to train with two aircraft carriers together, and even rarer to be able to train with three", U.S. Pacific Fleet chief Adm. Scott Swift said in a statement.

During the drill, the first of its kind in a decade, the warships will carry out air strike and defense simulations, maritime surveillance, sea supply, coordinated fenced maneuvers and other training, added the Navy.

The U.S. Pacific Fleet has a determined and steady presence throughout the region, conducting operations for more than 70 years now. A decade ago, Valiant Shield (VS) 2006 and 2007 had operated together off the coast of Guam, a US island territory in Micronesia, and focused on the ability to bring together forces from all the three strike groups in response to any regional situation. Three US aircraft carrier strike groups will hold joint drills in the Western Pacific, the Pentagon has confirmed.

The exercise announcement comes as President Donald Trump arrived in China to discuss North Korea's nuclear and missile program.

During his recent visit to Seoul, Trump said, " North Korea is not the paradise your grandfather envisioned.

The CIA has said North Korea could be only months away from developing the ability to hit the United States with nuclear weapons, a scenario Trump has vowed to prevent.

The regime added that Trump's very visit to South Korea was meant to "light the fuse for a nuclear war".

"While in a war against China, U.S. carriers might be vulnerable, they wouldn't be in any conflict against North Korea.and three U.S. carriers can deliver a tremendous amount of airpower".

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