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Updated 2:12 PM EST, Wed, Jan 29, 2020

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To Asia

US Deploys Third Aircraft Carrier and its Strike Group to Asia; War Looms

This powerful naval force sends what might be an unmistakable signal the U.S. is seriously considering a punitive strike to destroy North Korea's nuclear production facilities.

Back to work

USS Ronald Reagan to Begin Asian Patrols with USS Carl Vinson This Month

The USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) and its Carrier Strike Group 5 (CSG-5) is the navy's largest and most powerful carrier strike group.

Escort duty

Japanese Helicopter Carrier JS Izumo Authorized to use Force to Protect US Navy Supply Ship

Izumo has been ordered to safeguard the U.S. Navy supply ship until they both reach the Pacific side off Shikoku.

Closer to North Korea

USS Carl Vinson will Counterattack North Korea if Attacked, says Top Navy Admiral

He said CSG-1 is transiting the Philippine Sea just east of Okinawa,

In Korea

SEAL Team Six Nuclear Submarine now in South Korea to ‘Foster Outstanding Relations’

Michigan is one of the navy's four missile and special operations submarines converted from Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines.

Extended

Asia Deployment of USS Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group Extended Amid Festering North Korea Crisis

He said the mission of CSG-1 is to reassure America's allies and partners of the country's steadfast commitment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

Now off North Korea

Japanese Warships Joining USS Carl Vinson Strike Group in Patrols off North Korea

The Carl Vinson CSG last month took part in joint drills with the Republic of Korea Armed Forces.

FONOPS

USS Carl Vinson Redeployed off Korean Peninsula as North Korea Prepares for New Nuclear Bomb Test

"The number one threat in the region continues to be North Korea ..."

Pacific power

USS Carl Vinson Strike Group in South China Sea Reinforced by Surface Action Group Destroyers

The Sterett-Dewey SAG will operate with regional navies to conduct routine patrols.

FONOPS

USS Carl Vinson Sails Close to Hainan on FONOPS Mission, Reveals US Navy

"We have operated here in the past, we're going to operate here in the future, we're going to continue to reassure our allies," he said.

  Closer to war

Obama’s ‘Pivot to Asia’ Strategy Still Alive under Trump, Contends China

It did, however, note that Trump's security advisers are conservative, hawkish and lack experience in dealing with Asian affairs.

  Closer to war

Dangerous Escalation: US Navy will Sail its Warships Closer to China’s Man-Made Islands in South China Sea

Such a provocative move will be a dangerous new challenge to Chinese territorial claims.

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