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USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier to return to East Sea after N. Korea's IRBM launch: military

Defense 11:35 October 05, 2022

SEOUL, Oct. 5 (Yonhap) -- A nuclear-powered U.S. aircraft carrier will be redeployed to the waters east of South Korea in a show of the allies' readiness to deal with North Korea's provocation, Seoul's military said.

The USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier left the waters following a joint naval exercise also involving Japan last week. But it will return to the high seas of the East Sea in response to the North's firing of an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) Tuesday that flew over Japan, according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

It said it is "very unusual" for a U.S. aircraft carrier to be redeployed so soon around the peninsula.


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