U.S. moves ships, bombers towards Korean peninsula ahead of Olympics

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Tokyo, January 15, 2018 12:57 IST
Updated: January 15, 2018 12:57 IST
http://www.thehindu.com/news/intern...ninsula-ahead-of-olympics/article22442154.ece


In this Jan. 5, 2018, file photo, the nuclear-powered USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier leaves San Diego Bay for deployment to the western Pacific, in San Diego. The U.S. is beefing up its presence around the Korean Peninsula ahead of 2018 Winter Olympics. | Photo Credit: AP


The moves represent routine training and scheduled upgrades, according to U.S. military officials.


The U.S. is beefing up its presence around the Korean Peninsula ahead of next month’s Winter Olympics by deploying stealth bombers, at least one extra aircraft carrier and a new amphibious assault ship to the region.

The moves represent routine training and scheduled upgrades, according to US military officials.

But since this comes after Washington agreed to postpone massive annual military maneuvers with the South until after the Pyeongchang Olympics, North Korea claims that the US is trying to put a chill on its renewed talks with Seoul.

Representatives of both Koreas held a second round of talks on Monday near the Demilitarized Zone. The talks are intended to pave the way for a North Korean delegation to join in the Games.
 

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