U.S. officials are seeing this weekend as the fork in the road for North Korea as battle preparations continue to escalate with the U.S. carrier group off the coast of the Korean peninsula.
April 15th is the annual celebration of the birthday of North Korea’s communist founder during which the dictatorship usually test fires ballistic missiles.
It is being seen as a possible date for an offensive missile launch against the U.S. or an ally.
Some reports also have Navy Seal Team 6 in the area training for a potential preemptive hit on Kim Jong-Un himself.
Here’s more from Newsmax…
U.S. warships are headed towards the North Korean coast as the Asian nation prepares to celebrate the 105th birthday of its founder, Kim Il-sung, on April 15.
President Donald Trump ordered the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson, along with three guided-missile destroyers and cruisers to leave Singapore Saturday in response to North Korea’s latest missile test, according to The New York Times.
The ships will take part in joint exercises with the Japanese Navy in what national security adviser Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster called a “prudent” measure.
“North Korea has been engaged in a pattern of provocative behavior,” Gen. McMaster said on “Fox News Sunday.” “This is a rogue regime that is now a nuclear-capable regime, and [Chinese] President Xi [Jinping] and President Trump agreed that that is unacceptable, that what must happen is the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. And so, the president has asked to be prepared to give him a full range of options to remove that threat the American people and to our allies and partners in the region.”
According to the Times, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un plans to hold a demonstration on April 15, either of a nuclear weapon or a missile. The country has invited several American news networks and newspapers to Pyongyang to cover the event.
Trump spoke with Jinping on the telephone Wednesday, in which the American president reportedly urged his opposite to crack down on North Korea over their nuclear weapons program.