In the midst of the Korean crisis, the US navy deploys the #Uss Ronald Reagan to the #korean peninsula. The said carrier, which is stationed in Yokosuka, Japan will join up with the USS Carl Vinson to start dual-carrier drills to train its crew. North Korea along with China on the other hand grows weary over the increasing number of US vessels in the peninsula.

Why did the Pentagon deploy such an order?

After North Korea's apparent "successful" missile launch last week, it is logical to assume that the redeployment of two carriers to Korea is a pertinent reason. However, the Pentagon didn't officially say that the North Korean missile launch was the main reason for the deployment.

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Instead, Rear Admiral Charles Williams said that the aim of the USS Ronald Reagan deployment is to integrate the warship properly with the strike group in the peninsula.

According to reports from the US navy, once the Reagan reaches the peninsula, it will immediately test its ability to safely launch and retrieve fighters. It will also commence drills with its sister ship, the Carl Vinson on dual-carrier operations. It is also expected that the two carriers will test defensive measures against any preemptive strikes coming from hostile forces such as from North Korea.

North Korea and China reactions

Pyongyang is still silent over the redeployment news but it is expected that the US maneuver will irk Kim Jong-Un and his military. Now that North Korea have successfully launched a ballistic missile, the threat of a mentally agitated leader to jump-start a conflict with #The United States has increased dramatically.

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North Korea has also buffed up the defenses near the demilitarized zone in response to the increased US presence in Korea.

China, on the other hand, is growing weary of the increasing American presence in the Korean peninsula and the East China Sea. Recently, Chinese fighters have intercepted a US radiation sniffer plane over the East China sea. The tension in Asia is worsening as the United States continue to send in more forces in the peninsula.

The military build-up in Asia will be a thorn for China, as it spearheads an economic program that will increase the productivity of the entire Eurasian continent. China's Belt and Road Initiative hopes to connect countries in a circle of cooperation with China, but with the increasing tension in North Korea, this cooperation may be put on hold.