According to a US official who spoke to the South Korean news agency Yonhap, the USS Abraham Lincoln’s aircraft carrier team is currently operating in waters close to the Korean Peninsula.
Specifically, the official said that their aircraft carrier is located in the Sea of Japan near the Korean Peninsula, to conduct joint exercises with Japanese forces.
For the Japanese forces, is important to note that in recent years they have increased their combat readiness and are preparing to stop China’s military expansion in the region.
South Korean media reported last week that U.S. warships had already approached the area amid growing tensions over North Korea’s missile tests that had exceeded the limits set in previous years.
According to the news agency Yonhap In South Korea, anonymous sources said the USS Abraham Lincoln would be in the area for at least four days before returning to base.