October 05, 2022 03:14 GMT
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The U.S. will deploy its nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan to the East Sea following the latest IRBM launch by North Korea, Yonhap News reports citing South Korean military command.
- The USS Ronald Reagan strike group took part in joint U.S.-South Korean naval exercise last week in its first visit to the Korean peninsula in almost four years.
- The ship is effectively a floating airbase hosting 90 aircraft and 5,000 military personnel. Its return marks a show of readiness to respond to further provocations by North Korea.
- It is "very" unusual for the U.S. to redeploy the aircraft carrier so soon after concluding a drill.