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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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Mockery, anger in South Korea over USS Carl Vinson 'bluffing' - CNN

(CNN) US President Donald Trump said he was sending "an armada" to Korean waters to potentially deal with threats from Pyongyang. But its no-show has caused some South Koreans to question his leadership and strategy regarding their unpredictable ...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 »

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 »