North Korea ‘ready to strike’ US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson as it heads for Korean peninsula

IMG_0165.JPGNorth Korea has said it is ready to sink a US aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a US carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific.

Key points:

  • US hasn’t specified where carrier strike group is
  • Pyongyang says it would sink aircraft carrier with “single strike”
  • North Korea detains third US citizen

US President Donald Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean peninsula in response to rising tension over the North’s nuclear and missile tests, and its threats to attack the United States and its Asian allies. The United States has not specified where the carrier strike group is as it approaches the area. US Vice-President Mike Pence said on Saturday it would arrive “within days” but gave no other details. North Korea remained defiant…….Read  More