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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 »

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 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 »

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 »

That 'Armada' Heading To North Korea? Actually, It Sailed South - NPR

The "armada" that President Trump said he was sending to deter North Korea still hasn't arrived — and it has thousands more miles to cover if it actually does sail to the Korean Peninsula. The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and its strike group ...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.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 »

'Powerful' USS Carl Vinson steams toward North Korea - Fox News

At a time when experts warn that North Korea's nuclear test site is “primed and ready,” President Donald Trump on Wednesday told the Fox Business Network, “We are sending an armada, very powerful. We have submarines, very powerful, far more powerful ...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 »