U.S. Keeps Mum on Warships in East Sea


Richard Moore

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U.S. Keeps Mum on Warships in East Sea

The U.S. has declined to tell the South Korean military if one of its Aegis 
destroyers is plowing the East Sea with a view to intercepting a long-range 
ballistic missile North Korea is allegedly planning to launch.

Washington normally gives Seoul due notice when an aircraft carrier or Aegis 
ship is headed into Korea¹s maritime operational zone, but it sometimes keeps 
quiet about ships it sends into international waters off North Korea. Military 
insiders say there is a good chance the U.S. already has an Aegis vessel in the 
East Sea.

Meanwhile, the U.S. started the largest military exercise in 10 years. The 
operation codenamed "Valiant Shield" takes place in waters surrounding Guam, 
with three aircraft carriers joining drills from Monday until Thursday. A 
spokesman of the U.S. Forces in the Pacific said the possibility that the 
missile situation in North Korea could have an effect on the drills cannot be 
ruled out.

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