NORTH Korea is nearly totally surrounded by a wall of US warships, bombers and missiles with more than 80,000 soldiers on alert as Donald Trump heads for Asia.
The US President is jetting into the Pacific this week for a whistle-stop tour of the nations surrounding North Korea.
Trump will be popping in for one-on-one meetings with the leaders of China, South Korea and Japan – with Kim Jong-un’s nukes right at the top of the agenda.
At his back with be a the world’s biggest military war machine – poised to strike should the crisis go south with North Korea.
He visited the US Pacific Command just days ago – who will oversee every single vessel, plane and soldier sitting in a ring of steel around Kim.
Three US aircraft carriers are currently operating in the Pacific in an colossal flex of Trump’s military biceps.
USS Nimitz, USS Theodore Roosevelt and USS Ronald Reagan became the first trio of carriers to operate in the region for a decade.
Each of these three warship bring with it a fully stocked wing of up to 90 warplanes and choppers.
While steaming alongside are their escorts of destroyers and submarines making up the US’s mighty carrier strike groups.
The US’s 7th Fleet has its headquarters in Japan – and brings up to 70 ships and submarines under its command, including 14 missile-packed destroyers.
Just this week, a squadron of 12 F-35 fighter planes screamed over the Pacific and landed at their new base in Japan.
More than 100 bases are scattered across the islands, with around 50,000 servicemen stationed there.
Full article: North Korea SURROUNDED: US warships, bombers, missiles and 80,000 soldiers READY (The Sun)