The U.S. Navy is sending warships the USS Benfold and the USS Fitzgerald to monitor an upcoming North Korean launch of a long-range ballistic missile, reports CNN citing the U.S. DoD Officials.
Both warships are moving into positions although the Navy declined to give their exact location.
The U.S. Navy officials said that is possible that the Navy will send two additional ships in the next few days.
The U.S. is also, “rapidly moving assets to pacific region because of the ballistic missile threat in the region,”, Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, Commander of U.S. Pacific Command, told reporters at a Pentagon briefing Thursday morning in reference to the North Korean threat.
North Korea says it intends to launch the rocket sometime between December 10 and December 22, adding that the launching is being conducted for science and research purposes.
Naval Today Staff, December 7, 2012