A U.S. Navy ship known as “silent death” is making its way across the Pacific toward North Korea.
The ship is capable of launching “silent attack” planes that can attack North Korea at a moment’s notice and in near-slience.
Should the move be taken as a “silent warning” from Trump to Kim Jong-un amid the niceties of the Olympic Games?
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Kim Jong Un is about to come face to face with yet more American naval power in the Pacific, and the latest addition sent by the Trump administration could rain down “silent death” on his North Korean regime.
According to Stars and Stripes, the USS Wasp — an amphibious assault ship with stealth attack capabilities — has been deployed to Yokosuka Naval Base in Japan, joining the 7th Fleet’s show of force against Pyongyang. The ship will be replacing the USS Bonhomme Richard as the flagship of Task Force 76.
One of the key features of the Wasp is that it’s been modified to carry F-35B Lightning II stealth aircraft, allowing for nearly silent strikes against the North Koreans should the situation arise.
“The arrival of USS Wasp represents an increase in military capability and a commitment to our partners and allies for security and stability in the region,” a Navy statement from Capt. Colby Howard, the ship’s commander, read.
“Paired with the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter, we remain ready to execute the full range of military operations from crisis response to disaster relief.”
Stealth attack, crisis response, disaster relief. All 3 skills might be needed if worse comes to worst in North Korea.