Japan and the U.S. begin “war games” in the Sea of Japan as a show of force

Yesterday, David Petraeus was at a war sales seminar sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.  Other than being a book sales show, Petraeus was selling a war with China. This leads observers to think that the US is continuing to force North Korea to take the first shot as American and Japan naval assets begin “war games” in the Sea of Japan as a show of force. It looks as we’re down to the wire with Trump “draining the swamp” with this potential war against North Korea. The last dying gaps of a failed empire lashing out to protect itself.
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Source: Sputnik

Show of Force? US Carrier Group, Japan Start War Games in Sea of Japan

June 1, 2017

Japanese Air Self-Defense and Maritime Self-Defense forces began joint military exercises with the US carrier group led by USS Ronald Reagan and USS Carl Vinson in the Sea of Japan (East China Sea), the Japanese military announced Thursday.

TOKYO (Sputnik) — Japan’s Hyuga-class helicopter carrier and JDS Ashigara, an Atago-class guided missile destroyer, are taking part alongside aircraft including US F/A18 Hornet multirole fighter jets and Japanese F15 fighters, the Japanese naval command said.

Air force exercises will conclude Friday, while maritime exercises are to end on June 3. The aim of the joint drills is to enhance cooperation between US and Japanese military on sea and in the air.

The United States dispatched two aircraft carriers to the Sea of Japan (East China Sea) in the wake of recurrent North Korean missile tests. US and Japanese leaders had agreed 26 May to increase tangible pressure on North Korea.

The crew members of the USS Ronald Reagan, a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered super carrier, stand at attention as it arrives at the U.S. naval base in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, Japan

USS Ronald Reagan recently returned to service after undergoing maintenance in Japan. With its home base in the Pacific coast Kanagawa prefecture, the vessel reportedly crossed into Sea of Japan on May 31.

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