North Korea war
The USS Ronald Reagan is a Nimitz-class, nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. In early May it took to sea after a four-month-long maintenance period at its home base of Yokosuka Naval Base in Japan.
The U.S. Navy is moving a second aircraft carrier to the Korean Peninsula to take part in training exercises.
The Navy is moving the USS Ronald Reagan there, two days after departing Japan, to conduct dual-carrier training exercises with the USS Carl Vinson, CNN reported on Thursday.
The Navy previously stated that the Reagan was being stationed in the area to relieve the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group, sent there in April during a time of rising tensions over North Korea’s missile tests.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Sea of Japan, North Korea
North Korea (KP) is estimated to have a population of 24.2 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.5% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 0.6 million.