A United States Naval strike group will be moving toward the western Pacific Ocean near the Korean peninsula, a U.S. official states on Saturday. This is a result of concerns growing over the advancement of North Korea’s weapons program.
Earlier this month North Korea tested a liquid-fueled Scud missile which only traveled a fraction of its range.
The strike group includes the aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON.
The strike group just finished a port visit in Singapore and was en route to Australia when they got the call to turn around and head towards the Korean peninsula.
This year North Koreans officials, including leader Kim Jong-un, have repeatedly indicated an intercontinental ballistic missile test could be coming, possible as soon as April 15th, the 105th anniversary of North Korea’s founding president, Kim Il-sung, and is observed yearly as “The Day of the Sun.”