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N Korea at crossroads

U.S. aircraft carrier moves near Korean waters as warning to North

Trilateral exercises with Seoul and Tokyo to begin as early as Thursday

The USS Ronald Reagan and South Korean naval ships sail in formation east of the Korean Peninsula. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy)

SEOUL/NEW YORK -- The U.S. aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan is redeploying near the Korean Peninsula, South Korea's military said Wednesday, in a show of might aimed at deterring any further North Korean activity one day after Pyongyang fired a ballistic missile over Japan.

The nuclear-powered carrier and its strike group recently left the Sea of Japan after joint exercises with the South Korean navy and Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force late last month.

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