U.S. deployments around North Korea
November 11-14, 2017 -- Three U.S. aircraft carrier strike groups are taking part in a combined exercise for the first time in a decade, providing the U.S. with a powerful force, in striking distance of North Korea.
The U.S. Air Force has announced that for the first time it will send a squadron of a dozen F-35A stealth fighter jets to Kadena Air Base in Japan, while submarines, including nuclear cruise missile submarine USS Michigan, have been dispatched to Korean waters.
The U.S. military recently revealed that it had increased its stockpile of munitions in Guam by some 10 percent. The island is a fuel and ammunition storage area for the U.S. military in the Pacific region and would play a central role in a conflict with North Korea.