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The aircraft carriers already in theater were USS Theodore Roosevelt and USS Ronald Reagan. They are now joined by USS Nimitz. They are much less powerful than US land-based air power but in any conflict the US will need all the aircraft it can deploy.

Daily Star:

USS Nimitz has joined USS Theodore Roosevelt – dubbed the “Big Stick” – and USS Ronald Reagan in the western Pacific.

The 100,000-ton warship and its strike group joins the two carriers amid fears of war with North Korea.

Each vessel is accompanied with a cohort of destroyers and submarines, and USS Ronald Reagan has been carrying out war drills since last week.


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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.