Yomiuri reported online that the USS Ronald Reagan returned to Yokosuka Naval Station this morning after completing a three-month tour in the Western Pacific amid rising tension on the Korean Peninsula. Rear Adm. Charles Williams, the Task Force 70 Commander, stressed the contributions that the carrier group has been making to regional peace and stability. Capt. Michael Donnelly, the Ronald Reagan’s skipper, explained that while at sea the flattop has enhanced interoperability with the MSDF and other navies. “We were able to conduct training to respond to contingencies,” he said.