USA lawmaker submits resolution calling for 'clearer' message to N. Korea


US Aircraft Carriers Show off 'Unparalleled Strength' in First Three-Way Joint Drills in the Pacific in a Decade

Three U.S. aircraft carriers - USS Nimitz, USS Kitty Hawk, and USS John C. Stennis - steam in formation during a 2007 training exercise in the Western Pacific in this photo released by the 7th Fleet.

The South Korean military will join a rare U.S. Navy exercise off the coast of the Korean Peninsula this weekend.

Also on Saturday, the US and South Korean navies launched four days of joint drills off the east coast of South Korea.

A US lawmaker has submitted a resolution to the House of Representatives calling on both South Korea and the send a clear message to North Korea over its nuclear weapons program.

The war exercises off the tense Korean Peninsula aim to strengthen the alliance's policy of "extended deterrence" against Pyongyang's nuclear and missile threats, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.

The countries will practice air operations, air artillery strikes and aircraft carrier escorts, Reuters reported.

The defense ministry, however, has ruled out the possibility of trilateral military drills with Japan.

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The US and South Korea launched military manoeuvres involving three American aircraft carrier strike groups on Saturday in a massive show of force that drew the anger of rival North Korea.

The carriers, already operating in the Western Pacific, will sail one by one into the waters east of Korea for the event, it added. U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Scott Swift described the training as a "rare opportunity".

The goal of the exercise was to demonstrate the U.S. Navy's ability to "operate multiple carrier strike groups as a coordinated strike force efforts", the navy said, adding that the three carrier strike groups will conduct training including "air defense drills, sea surveillance, replenishment at sea, defensive air combat training, close-in coordinated maneuver".

Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) submitted the text to the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Ways and Means Committee Thursday after President Donald Trump's state visit to Seoul earlier this week.

Trump on Tuesday reiterated his goal to achieve what he called "peace through strength", warning the US could use "the full range of our unmatched military capabilities" against Pyongyang.

South Korea's military announced its participation on Friday.

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