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U.S. deploys three aircraft carriers in Pacific Ocean for first time in two years

U.S. deploys three aircraft carriers in Pacific Ocean for first time in two years Photo: The U.S. concentrated three aircraft carriers in the Pacific Ocean for the first time in two years (

The U.S. Navy has concentrated three out of its eleven aircraft carriers in the western part of the Pacific Ocean. The ships USS Carl Vinson, USS Theodore Roosevelt, and USS Ronald Reagan are positioned in the region with the aim of containing China and North Korea, reports Nikkei.

It is noted that the three U.S. aircraft carriers are in this region for the first time in two years.

"At this time, we are here to strengthen relationships with our allies and partners, and to demonstrate that we can respond to any crisis or situation," said Rear Admiral Christopher Alexander, who commands the USS Theodore Roosevelt.

According to experts, the U.S. Navy has positioned aircraft carriers in this region as they perceive an increasing threat from China and North Korea.

Previously, the U.S. had deployed aircraft carriers in the Middle East and the eastern Mediterranean. U.S. aircraft carriers are also present in the Gulf of Aden, the Red Sea, and the area around the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait between the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.

Activity of U.S. and allied aircraft carriers

After the Hamas attack on Israel, the United States directed its aircraft carrier group to the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea. Later, it became known that the aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower also headed there. It was also reported that Britain sent two aircraft carriers to the Mediterranean to support Israel.

In addition, the U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan arrived at the South Korean port city of Busan to demonstrate its support for South Korea in response to missile threats from North Korea. The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier arrived at a time when the U.S., South Korea, and Japan are conducting joint exercises in international waters southeast of the South Korean island of Jeju.