U.S. Navy Strike Group Joins Japan to Provide Options against North Korea

U.S. Navy’s Carrier Strike Group One makes its rounds through the Korean Peninsula ready with the Nimitz class Carl Vinson aircraft carrier flanked by two destroyers and a guided missile cruiser. Vinson will continue practicing helicopter landings with Japan’s Maritime Self Defense Force. Vinson can hoist as many as 90 fixed wing aircraft and choppers, Fox News notes.

This move is aimed at taming North Korea that has been conducting some sort of ballistic missile or nuclear launch, an event very likely as the country approaches a few key anniversaries this month. 

The Japanese MSDF could conduct helicopter and communication drills with the US Navy’s first carrier strike group as cited in open sources.

U.S. President Donald Trump expressed hope after meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping that Beijing could help "solve the North Korea problem"

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