PM Netanyahu visits first US aircraft carrier to anchor in Israeli waters in 17 years

On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the USS George H.W. Bush, which became the first US aircraft carrier to visit his country’s waters in 17 years when it dropped anchor outside the port of Haifa earlier this week.
The USS George H.W. Bush, a Nimitz-class super carrier, has been deployed in the fight against Islamic State for the past two years.

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US, S. Korea fighter jet drills kick off amid N. Korea ‘ultra-precision strike’ threats

South Korea and the US on Tuesday began military exercises as part of their annual joint military drills. The exercise took place aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson at an unidentified location in international waters. USS Carl Vinson, a 93,400-ton nuclear carrier, carries dozens of F18 bombers, tankers, antisubmarine planes, SH-3H antisubmarine helicopters, and an E-2 airborne early warning and control system. Meanwhile North Korea has warned that it will launch ‘merciless’ strikes if the US strike group infringes on Pyongyang’s ‘sovereignty and dignity.’ READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/85pn

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