Likening the USS Carl Vinson to a “gross animal,” North Korea threatened on Sunday that they may strike the aircraft carrier in a show of force as two Japanese navy ships joined the United States for exercises in the Philippine Sea.
“Our revolutionary forces are combat-ready to sink a U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier with a single strike,” said the North Korean Workers’ Party’s newspaper, Rodong Sinmun. They added that striking U.S. ships would be “an actual example to show our military’s force.”
According to Vice President Pence and a statement from the U.S. Navy, the USS Carl Vinson, two other U.S. warships, and two Japanese destroyers are en route to the area. They’re also bringing with them a guided-missile cruiser and a guided-missile destroyer.
The aircraft carrier conducted a curtailed training exercise with Australia in a scheduled visit to that country before quickly changing route and heading to North Korea.
The 85th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People’s Army is on Tuesday, which leads analysts to believe that North Korea could be gearing up for a sixth nuclear test. It’s been rumored that the communist dictatorship has been trying to develop nuclear-tipped missiles that could reach the mainland United States.
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