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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 »

North Korea threatens to sink US aircraft carrier - CNN

Tokyo (CNN) North Korea on Sunday threatened to sink an American aircraft carrier that is beginning joint drills with two Japanese destroyers in the western Pacific Ocean. The USS Carl Vinson will be joined by the Ashigara and Samidare destroyers in ...and more »

North Korea stages big artillery drill as US submarine docks in South - Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea conducted a big live-fire exercise on Tuesday to mark the foundation of its military and a U.S. submarine docked in South Korea in a show of force amid growing concern over the North's nuclear and missile programs. The ...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 »

'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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Donald Trump's North Korea 'armada' gaffe was dangerous buffoonery - The Guardian

'The only problem is that the Carl Vinson armada wasn't sailing towards North Korea.' Photograph: Us Department Of Defense Handout/EPA. Thanks to Donald Trump, the international community now knows that the United States is a force to be reckoned with ...and more »