US CARRIER RONALD REAGAN NAVIGATES SOUTH CHINA SEA AS NORTH KOREA TENSIONS MOUNT

US CARRIER RONALD REAGAN NAVIGATES SOUTH CHINA SEA AS NORTH KOREA TENSIONS MOUNT

THE SOUTH KOREAN DEFENCE MINISTRY HAS ANNOUNCED IT WILL EXERCISE WITH THE REAGAN STRIKE GROUP IN OCTOBER.

North Korea has staged an apparent hydrogen bomb test and fired two ballistic missiles over Japan in recent weeks.
The South Korean defence ministry has announced it will exercise with the Reagan strike group in October.
He did not detail any specific North Korean contingencies but described Pyongyang's missile tests and nuclear programme as a "growing and concerning danger".

As the commanders of the largest US warship in Asia seek to maintain operational readiness amid protracted tensions over North Korea, they find themselves keeping one eye on China, too. On Saturday, as F-18 Super Hornet jet...

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