Naval forces (Navy), the U.S. sent to South China sea missile destroyer Stethem. As reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the press service of the Navy, this step was caused by increased tensions over a possible nuclear test in North Korea.
“Missile destroyer Stethem, stationed in Yokosuka (Japan), is conducting routine operations in the South China sea”, — said the press service.
As stated by the representative of the Navy Robert Wedge, the trip will allow the crew to obtain important experience in the implementation of missions in key regions.
Earlier, North Korea threatened the United States pre-emptive strike in case of aggression.