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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 »

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

North Korea: Pentagon addresses confusion over strike group - BBC News

US defence chiefs have been clarifying the whereabouts of warships that President Trump erroneously suggested last week were sailing for North Korea. US Defence Secretary James Mattis said the USS Carl Vinson strike group is now proceeding to the ...and more »

Turns Out Our Powerful Armada Wasn't Steaming Toward North Korea After All - Slate Magazine (blog)

Donald Trump has two main ideas about military strategy. The first is not to micromanage his generals, giving them wide latitude to conduct operations as they see fit. The second is not to explain what you're doing in advance, so as not to give away ...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 »

Trump said Navy ships were headed toward North Korea. They were going the other way - Los Angeles Times

An aircraft carrier strike group that the Trump administration had warned was headed toward North Korea in a powerful show of force has instead spent the last week thousands of miles away — and heading in the opposite direction. The Pentagon's ...and more »