According to The New York Times, the U.S carrier group led by nuclear-powered and armed USS Carl Vinson is heading toward the western Pacific Ocean to provide a physical presence near the Korean Peninsula.
It should be mentioned that the Navy carrier strike group including Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), and guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), will operate in the Western Pacific rather than executing previously planned port visits to Australia.
According to South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman, Moon Sang-kyun, the deployment of USS Carl Vinson “seems to reflect the (US) perception of the seriousness of the situation on the Korean Peninsula. Moon added that the move is aimed at reinforcing the defense posture of the allies against provocations by Pyongyang, such as nuclear tests and missile launches.
Many experts consider that the probability of the U.S. will carry out strikes at North Korean military facility is extremely high. Their concerns are based on a recent statement of U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson. He stressed that Washington didn’t except taking military measures against the DPRK if it threatens South Korea and the U.S. troops in the region.
Obviously, having attacked the Al Shayrat airfield in Syria, Trump isn’t able to come off the pressure tactics.
Most likely, the Pentagon has already used its force in order to prove its importance in the world, because all the efforts of the representatives of Washington to promote the U.S. criminal policy in the diplomatic arena, weren’t successful.