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US official: 3 Navy carriers plan exercise in Asia Pacific

A rare military exercise involving three of the U.S. Navy's aircraft carrier strike groups is being planned for next month in the Asia Pacific, a U.S. official said Thursday. The likely exercise would happen around the same time that President Donald Trump is traveling to the region, including visits to South Korea and China.

During a Pentagon briefing Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, director of the Joint Staff, raised the prospect of the three carriers operating together at some point, but he provided no details. A U.S. official confirmed the plans for an exercise, but wasn't able to discuss the matter publicly so spoke on condition of anonymity.

Three Navy aircraft carriers and the ships that accompany them are currently thousands of miles apart in the Indian Ocean and the Pacific. But they are moving through the region and could be closer together in weeks.

The exercise plan has not been publicly announced, and officials would not say exactly where or when it would take place.

McKenzie said the last time three carriers operated together was in 2007. At that time, it was for a naval exercise off Guam.

"We always seek to do that when we have an opportunity to do it. It doesn't come along very often," McKenzie said, when asked about the presence of three carriers in the Navy's 7th Fleet region, which surrounds Asia. "It does demonstrate a unique and powerful capability that has a very significant assurance effect on our allies in the western Pacific."

The U.S. has been moving to increase diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea, in an effort to counter Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program.

And the Trump administration has made it clear that the U.S. is prepared to take military action if the North does not halt its development of missiles that could strike the U.S, potentially with a nuclear warhead.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My bet is that while President Trump is in Beijing for meetings with Xi Jinping, Kim Jung Un is going to "cool his jets", not test any missiles, and do absolutely nothing in response to the provocative military exercises surrounding the Korean peninsula.

Unfortunately, however, if there is no such a response to the Occupied, Unhinged Surveilled State of Amerika's move, such a response may well be accomplished for him, by way of a false flag; false flags are a routine tool of statescraft by this country, and the timing of the coming together of these carrier groups needs to have a substantive reason for doing it. Keeping operational preparedness at peak level takes a lot of time, discipline, and money.