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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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, ...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 »

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 »