South Korea wants Reagan CSG to participate in drills this month

The South Korean government has requested the presence of a U.S. Navy carrier strike group (CSG) for the Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise that starts on Aug. 21.

US Navy 070301-N-1689P-002 Capt. Craig Williams, foreground, and Capt. Richard Butler fly F-A-18C Hornets above USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during their airborne change of command ceremony
By U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Tam Pham [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

An anonymous source was quoted as saying that the Pentagon is considering the dispatch of Reagan CSG to the Korean peninsular.

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