(BBC News) The U.S. military has ordered a navy strike group to move towards the Korean peninsula, amid growing concerns about North Korea’s missile program.

The Carl Vinson Strike Group comprises an aircraft carrier and other warships.

U.S. Pacific Command described the deployment – now heading towards the western Pacific – as a prudent measure to maintain readiness in the region.

President Trump has said the U.S. is prepared to act alone to deal with the nuclear threat from North Korea.

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