It has arrived – for the first time in four years: This is the most significant troop deployment; “Leaving messages”

It has arrived – for the first time in four years: This is the most significant troop deployment; “Leaving messages”
It has arrived – for the first time in four years: This is the most significant troop deployment; “Leaving messages”

A US aircraft carrier arrived in South Korea today for the first time in about four years.


Source: Tanjug Friday, 23.09.2022. | 09:10 -> 11:10

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It arrived to join other warships in a show of force meant to send a message to North Korea, Reuters reports.

The USS Ronald Reagan and ships from an accompanying strike group docked at a naval base in the southern port city of Busan, the British agency said.

The arrival of the aircraft carrier in South Korea, for the first time since 2018, represents the most significant deployment of US troops to date, and is part of a new attempt to deter North Korea with more US “strategic assets” in the area, according to the British agency.

The commander of the strike group, Rear Admiral Michael Donnelly, told reporters on board that the visit had been long planned and was designed to build relations with South Korean allies and encourage mutual cooperation between the navies.

“We are leaving messages to diplomats,” Donnelly said, when asked if it was a sign to North Korea, but added that the joint exercises were designed to ensure the allies could respond to threats anywhere and at any time.

South Korean President Yun Suk-yeol is pushing for more joint exercises and other displays of military power as a warning to North Korea, which has carried out a record number of missile tests this year, after talks to give up its nuclear weapons and missile development failed.

Observers say Pyongyang is also preparing to resume nuclear tests for the first time since 2017, according to Reuters.

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