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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 »

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 »

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 »

Donald Trump's 'very powerful armada' he claimed to be sending to North Korea was actually heading to AUSTRALIA -

When Donald Trump warned North Korea he was sending a "very powerful armada" to the region, it was actually heading to AUSTRALIA, it has emerged. The aircraft carrier strike group the President boasted of was still far from the Korean peninsula, and ...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 »

US defense officials may have spoken too soon, but Trump's missing 'armada' finally heading to Korea - Washington Post

BEIJING — It was supposed to be steaming toward North Korea more than a week ago, an “armada” signaling American resolve. Then it wasn't. Now, it seems the USS Carl Vinson may finally be heading north. “Our deployment has been extended 30 days to ...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. US foreign policy · Opinion. Donald Trump's North Korea 'armada' gaffe was dangerous buffoonery. Richard Wolffe ...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 »