3 Aircraft Carriers to Conduct Rare Exercise in Sea of Japan

FILE PHOTO – Admiral Scott Swift, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, speaks at a news conference at Changi Naval Base in Singapore August 22, 2017. (REUTERS/Calvin Wong/File Photo)

November 9, 2017
OAN Newsroom

Three aircraft carriers will conduct a rare exercise in the Pacific.

In a statement Wednesday, Admiral Scott Swift announced the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan, U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt, and U.S.S. Nimitz will come together in the Sea of Japan on Saturday to conduct several drills.

He mentioned that this type of operation is very complex.

According to Swift, the operation will act as a reminder to North Korea that the U.S. is strongly committed “to the security and stability of the region.”

This will be the first time in 10 years the Navy has carried out this type of exercise in the western Pacific.

  • Pat S.

    I thought that once a carrier was out to sea it could not be reviled where they are and are going? A show for China, save us some money and send them photos for all the good it will do.

  • MUSLIMANIA

    I get nervous having so many assets in one small location. Seems vulnerable to Murphy’s law. Like fishing out of a barrel.

  • Sonny Shaw

    North Korea should lay low during these exercises, but I doubt if Kim will use common sense. He probably do something stupid and the whole thing will turn into the biggest attack on North Korea Kim will witness. To much military hardware in one place not to have something happen.

  • NAVYNUKE

    You know fatboy will be tempted to nuke 3 carriers at once. Stay tuned.

  • ‘William Joey Bordeleau’

    While everyone is focused on the 3 carrier groups in the South Pacific, 3 other carriers will be within 48 hours sailing distance, and the other 4 will be on passive alert, and ready to react at a moments notice. 2 other carriers are being refueled and serviced.
    As for subs, while there is always one assigned to each group, there are other subs that are either independently patrolling the area, and other groups, or packs may be hunting rogue subs from other nations.

  • Mark Michael

    Just put them all together….and bring Pearl Habor into range of “Rocket Man.” TOTAL brilliants!

  • Roy Beane

    Don’t get those carriers too close together….remember what happened when they did that in Pearl Harbor with Battleship Row back in 1941 right before the Japanese Navy arrived. Kim might see that as just too juicy of a target to pass up and squeeze the trigger on them.

  • Tado

    NoKo has been “strongly reminded” already.
    Trigger-happy America, locked and ready ….but stymied and bewitched by the unmoving gaze of the NoKo Dear Leader Kim J…
    NoKo Kim will outlive Trump and Mattis.

    • ReaganKnewBest

      Of course Kim will out live Trump. He’s too afraid to do anything real cause he knows he’ll lose power if he tries anything. Also Trump simply just trying to make it darn clear to the fat boy that Obama is gone and we’re not taking crap from them any longer.

      • NoKo and the USA have an “Armistice”. The war never ended, technically. So Trump does not need permission to smoke his little goofy haircut self.
        He can unleash the Dogs of war at his discretion.

      • Tado

        Words.
        Breast-thumping.
        We smell the bluff.
        China and NoKo sees the “empty threat”.
        Thus, they are entertaining Him now in a Forbidden City.

        • famouswolf

          LOL Famous last words.

        • Saddam said the same thing, and we pulled him out of a hole in the ground and they hung his A@@

          • Tado

            Yeah.
            That’s one of the things they did to Native Americans.

          • And horse thieves, and rapist, murders and claims jumpers. Your Point?
            The Native Americans are doing very well these days. Have you been to Mohegan Sun in CT? Or out on Long Island’s East end?

          • Tado

            Can’t you live with the sins of your past?

          • Can You? I sleep well, eat right, pray to my God when things go wrong and when they go right. And I never owned a slave, nor killed an Indian. I did work for one while commercial fishing the Gulf of Mexico. Made some money with him and moved on. Some can move on, some cant.

  • Javanne

    Trump keeps speaking of getting the government’s financial house in order. So, why is he having the Navy engaging in pointless, and very expensive saber-rattling?

    • Zotus

      The point is to reassure allies such as Japan and South Korea that we will protect them should the need arise. Why would this exercise be any more expensive than any other maneuvers our navy conducts. These carrier groups are in constant maneuvers not sitting parked in dock.

    • MUSLIMANIA

      Why did the Romans drag HUGE Egyptian obelisks through all the villages along the road from Calabria to Rome? BECAUSE THEY COULD.
      And it sent out a roaring message ” DON’T “F” WITH US!”

  • Zotus

    Hopefully no stealthy container ships ram any naval vessels during the exercise.

  • Another Deplorable

    I’m all for the show of force! I just hope they can stay out of each other’s way.

  • akafett

    Let’s see, typical carrier group: 1 carrier, 2-4 destroyers, at least one cruiser, 1 attack sub, plus support ships/frigates.

    I think a red, white and blue hammer is getting ready to fall.

    All joking aside, I think 5 carrier groups (at least two have already been sent there earlier) is a massive overkill for North Korea. This extra muscle, I think, is to deter others from interfering in our affairs.

    • Heremeroor

      Give the ships crew a Trump MAGA cap

    • Pat S.

      Try Chinma not NK

  • bruce davis

    In light of recent unfortunate incidents in nearby seas, perhaps a general warning should go out to all shipping: US Navy loose in Sea of Japan!😜

    • Zotus

      Or set a ring of protective motion detection buoys around the perimeter to warn of stealth container ships approaching since our high tech radar systems don’t seem to see them.

  • iwontell

    HOW TO EXERCISE:
    Fire Missals over Japan to NK……….as PRACTICE.

  • landy fincannon

    We do know why there were no Aircraft Carriers at Pearl Harbor, that fateful day , correct?

    • Zotus

      The Enterprise and Lexington were away from Pearl on Dec 7th because they were taking part in operations to prepare for war with Japan (delivering aircraft to a critically exposed U.S. outpost, Wake Island. We had good information that the Japanese were planning a major move on Western possessions in Southeast Asia including the Philippines to seize key natural resources that they needed to keep their economy going. We expected correctly Japan would strike south but we didn’t see (intelligence failure) that they would try to take out as much of the Pacific fleet as it could in a single blow to aid their operations elsewhere.

      But some like to pull conspiracies out of nothingness.

      • landy fincannon

        Okay, then why were the commanders order to circle wings in?

        FDR goaded the Japanes into attacking P H.
        He even admitted in in classified files that were inadvertently released.

        The Japanes code was also broken five months prior to the attack.

        What about the ham radio operators all up and down the west coast who reported hearing communication’s in Japanese 24 hours before the attack.

        • Zotus

          There was preparation at PH on a war setting, it just backfired. Lining up the battleships seemed like a good idea at the time. Likewise, the defensive tactic of lining up land-based planes to make land-based attacks less likely seemed like a good idea. Yes we broke their codes prior to but when only knew the when not where and that is where the intelligence failed. You do realize ham radio can reach across the world so why would it be surprising to hear Japanese on the either the east or west coast.

          You can try to make conspiracies out of anything but usually common sense should tell you it’s likely BS.

          • landy fincannon

            Alright then. Did Oswald act alone?
            If I could send you a link I would. FDR admitted he was forcing Japan’s hand.

          • Zotus

            I agree we conducted economic warfare against Japan which likely lead to Pearl Harbor but that’s hardly a conspiracy. We talked about Oswald and some other conspiracy before and I believe we came to agreement that yes the U.S. Government can be underhanded and involved in some shady business but I still don’t buy into a lot of these wild conspiracies. Oswald I’m not so familiar with so cannot knowledgeably comment.

          • landy fincannon

            Sorry, I didn’t recall the conversation but I do now.

            Well, if we look at the first world w. Germany had taken oit full page ads in all the NYC papers. Warning American’s not to sail the Lusitania.

            Nine years after the war ended the ships manifest was found in the Treasury Department. Listing 500 million rounds af ammunition. Our government knew good and well that the Lusitania was carrying munitions.

            If you can get a copy of a small book that was self-published in the 70’s grap it.
            NONE DARE CALL IT CONSPIRACY.

            You can read a condensed version online for free.

          • Pat S.

            Who came up with the plan of attack on P.H.?

        • Ken Jones

          And it was all ran from that giant star ship hovering over………………… sobs!

          • landy fincannon

            Go ahead and joke but then have the integrity to do some research.

      • landy fincannon

        BTW, why would we be preparing for war when we were supposed to be neutral ?

        • Zotus

          We were preparing for an attack as we had broken their codes and knew their was an attack planned we just didn’t know where. And as you mentioned we were conducting economic warfare against Japan and their economy was in dire straights so it wasn’t a huge surprise that they attacked us. We just simply didn’t expect how and where they attacked.

          • landy fincannon

            You and see things differently, that goes without saying.

            I’ll see if I can find yhe link and send it through DC.

          • landy fincannon

            Ops I thought you had posted on another site. I guess I wont be able to send the link.

  • Visualverbs

    We need to have the Aircraft Carrier Groups perform a show of force off the coast of California, while they’re at it…

    • antiliberal00

      It would be a wasted effort. Liberals are far too stupid to take a hint.

  • nfcapitalist

    That red line is going to be the end of acquiring and or threatening America with nuclear weapons… suicidal for NoKo and Iran.

  • Varangian Guard

    Exercise is good for the heart…….not to mention our nation as well as those of our allies.
    Lil’ Kim talks a lot about exercise but I see him flat on the mat once he tries it.
    Nice use of metaphorical referencing eh?
    🤡

  • Rut Roh