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US naval fleet set to be joined by two more nations as armada heads to pressure North Korea -

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (L) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer during a surface maneuvers exercise (Image: AFP). Share; Comments. by Taboola by Taboola · Sponsored Links Sponsored Links ...and more »

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 »

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

'We are sending an armada. Very powerful. We have submarines. Very powerful,' Mr Trump said last week. Mythili Sampathkumar New York; @MythiliSk; Wednesday 19 April 2017 00:55 BST. Click to follow. The Independent US. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current ...and more »

Carried away: The inside story of how the Carl Vinson's canceled port visit sparked a global crisis -

In early April, officials at U.S. Pacific Command were developing plans to respond to a sharp rise in tensions with North Korea. Defense Secretary James Mattis ordered PACOM Commander Adm. Harry Harris to come up with "robust and sustainable" options ...and more »

Despite talk of a military strike, Trump's 'armada' actually sailed away from Korea - Washington Post

BEIJING — As tensions mounted on the Korean Peninsula, Adm. Harry Harris made a dramatic announcement: An aircraft carrier had been ordered to sail north from Singapore on April 8 toward the Western Pacific. A spokesman for the U.S. Pacific Command ...and more »

Donald Trump, North Korea, and the Case of the Phantom Armada - The New Yorker

After a visit from Mike Pence, North Korea's Ambassador to the United Nations said that the Trump Administration had “created a dangerous situation in which thermonuclear war may break out.” PHOTOGRAPH BY SEONGJOON CHO / BLOOMBERG VIA GETTY. “I said ...and more »

South Koreans Feel Cheated After US Carrier Miscue - New York Times

SEOUL, South Korea — When news broke less than two weeks ago that the Trump administration was sending the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson to the Korean Peninsula, many South Koreans feared a war with North Korea. Others cheered for Washington, calling ...and more »

North Korea says it is ready to strike US aircraft carrier - Reuters

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, in the latest sign of rising tension as U.S. President Donald Trump prepared to call the leaders of China and Japan ...and more »

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

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 »

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 »