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Aircraft Carrier Wasn't Sailing to Deter North Korea, as US Suggested - New York Times

WASHINGTON — Just over a week ago, the White House declared that ordering an American aircraft carrier into the Sea of Japan would send a powerful deterrent signal to North Korea and give President Trump more options in responding to the North's ...and more »

Where in the world is the USS Carl Vinson? - CNN

(CNN) The ship that was coming to take on North Korea made a stopover first. When it was announced that a carrier strike group headed by the USS Carl Vinson was being deployed to the Korean Peninsula, it was seen as a ratcheting up of tensions with ...and more »

North Korea 'ready to sink' US aircraft carrier Vinson - BBC News

North Korea is "ready to sink" a US aircraft carrier heading for the peninsula, state media have said. A commentary in the Rodong Sinmun newspaper warned that the USS Carl Vinson could be sunk "with a single strike". A battle group headed by the Vinson ...and more »

That 'Armada' Heading To North Korea? Actually, It Sailed South - NPR

The "armada" that President Trump said he was sending to deter North Korea still hasn't arrived — and it has thousands more miles to cover if it actually does sail to the Korean Peninsula. The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and its strike group ...and more »

The Mysterious Case of the Wayward Aircraft Carrier - Slate Magazine

There is a sobering reality beyond this week's strange “Where's Waldo?” story of the USS Carl Vinson and its strike group: For a period of time, significant confusion existed as to the location of a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group, one of the most ...and more »

The Aircraft Carrier Carl Vinson to Korea Saga: What Happened? - The National Interest Online (blog)

A Navy carrier strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson is on its way to the Western Pacific, reportedly to waters near the Korean Peninsula. Feeling a little deja vu? Coming up on April 15, many observers assumed the Vinson was close, if not already there.and more »

The White House's misleading statements about Trump's 'armada' heading to North Korea - Washington Post

Remember that U.S. aircraft carrier that was headed to the Korean Peninsula as both the Trump administration and North Korea began to talk tough with one another? It turns out it wasn't — at least, not when we were led to think it was. The Trump ...and more »

'Powerful' USS Carl Vinson steams toward North Korea - Fox News

The USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), the guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) on deployment to the Western Pacific. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class ...and more »

Nothing to see here: US carrier still thousands of miles from Korea - DefenseNews.com

WASHINGTON — For more than a week, media reports in the U.S. and around Asia routinely have mentioned the approach of the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson's carrier strike group, seemingly implying an attack on North Korea could be imminent. But a week ...and more »

'Armada' Trump claimed was deployed to North Korea actually heading to Australia - The Independent

Four warships Donald Trump claimed were being sent to North Korea last week, were in fact steaming in the opposite direction to take part in military exercises with the Australian Navy over 3,500 miles away. The USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier and ...and more »