JS Izumo (DDH-183) is a helicopter carrier and is officially classified by Japan as a helicopter destroyer. It has been assigned the duty of escorting an unidentified United States supply ship to the USS Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group. This is a big step for Japan, a nation whose Constitution prohibits war. This is being reevaluated due to world conditions. The really good part of this is that our former enemy is now one of our staunchest ally.
Old enemies unite: Japan dispatches its biggest warship since WWII to protect a US supply ship from Kim Jong-un’s missiles
- Izumo, a helicopter carrier, is being sent by Japan to protect a US supply ship
- The American vessel is thought to be supplying the USS Carl Vinson strike group
- Deployment marks the first time Japan has used new powers allowing its military to carry out actions that are not strictly in self-defense
- Comes as North Korea threatened to carry out a sixth nuclear test at ‘any time.’
As Written By CHRIS PLEASANCE FOR MAILONLINE at The Daily Mail
Japan is sending its largest warship to protect a US vessel as it resupplies the strike group led by carrier Carl Vinson amid tensions with North Korea.
The 800ft helicopter carrier Izumo left its home port of Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, on Monday to escort the American vessel to the waters off Shikoku, around 400 miles away at the top end of Japan’s south island.
The supply vessel, which is not being named, is believed to be in the region to support the ‘armada’ sent by President Trump to warn Kim Jong-un off conducting a sixth nuclear test.
The Izumo is Japan’s largest vessel constructed since the Second World War, and its active deployment marks the first time new powers expanding the role of the country’s military have been used.
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