According to Reuters news agency, South Korean Rear Admiral Kim Ji-hoon emphasized that the appearance of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson shows “a strong combined defense posture, and determination to be ready to respond to threats.” North Korea’s increasing nuclear and missile capabilities” from the US-South Korea alliance.
According to the Japanese Coast Guard, the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson docked at Busan port at the time North Korea announced plans to launch a satellite into space between November 22 and December 1. . This will be the third time North Korea has launched a spy satellite into orbit after two failures in May and August.
USS Carl Vinson is the third US aircraft carrier to visit Korea this year, after the USS Nimitz arrived in March, and the USS Ronald Reagan arrived in October. The last time the USS Carl Vinson visited Korea was in 2017. .
In April, the US pledged to further increase the “permanent presence” of strategic assets to South Korea.
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