Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea have been rising over the past few weeks, and now President Donald Trump has ordered the Navy to take action.
Daily Mail reported that a U.S. official just confirmed that a U.S. Navy strike group will be moving toward the western Pacific Ocean near the Korean peninsula as a show of force as North Korea continues to test their nuclear weapons. The strike group will be led by the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, and it will leave from Singapore heading toward the Korean peninsula.
“We feel the increased presence is necessary,” the official said.
This came days after Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping and pressured him to do more to curb North Korea’s nuclear program. He had previously warned that the policy of “strategic patience” with this maverick regime was over.
“If China is not going to solve North Korea, we will,” he declared bluntly.
Experts have warned that time is running out to solve the deepening crisis with North Korea.
“If they continue to develop nuclear capability and create missiles that can reach the United States, that changes the calculus for us,” one US diplomatic source said.