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USA aircraft carrier expected to reach Korean waters in late April

USA aircraft carrier expected to reach Korean waters in late April

Beijing-based naval expert Li Jie said the Pentagon's lack of clarity about the deployment of the USS Carl Vinson strike group was adding to tensions on the Korean peninsula. But at the same time, you have a regime in North Korea that has consistently done nuclear tests, shot missiles into the waters close to our allies, the trying to miniaturize nuclear weapons, put them on submarines, trying to get intercontinental ballistic missiles.

A Reuters reporter covering the Pentagon first reported April 9 that the Vinson strike group was headed toward the Korean peninsula, citing an unnamed US official.

The latest known location of the USS Carl Vinson was earlier reported by the United States military news outlet Defense News.

The reports come after military forces in South Korea and the U.S. announced on Sunday that they had recorded a failed test launch of a ballistic missile from Pyongyang. "We want to send an unambiguous message especially to North Korea that any attempt to use weapons of any kind against our allies in this region or American forces overseas will be defeated and will be met with overwhelming force", Pence said in an interview with CNN.

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The vice president said the USA would honor its alliance with Pacific Rim nations and protect freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, the sea lanes vital to global shipping where China has been staking claim to disputed territory. "I'd refer you back to any other issues with that to the Department of Defense", he said.

It is expected to arrive in waters off the Korean Peninsula around April 25, the 85th anniversary of the North Korean Army, which could be another occasion for a provocation. "We are sending an armada, very powerful".

After the Navy's image of the ships spread across the internet, the narrative changed.

"We're doing exactly what we said we were going to do", Mattis said.

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South Korean government officials said Pence's statement does not necessarily mean a complete overhaul of the agreement. The Japanese side started its agenda-setting moves following the February meeting between U.S.

Pence is noting in a statement alongside South Korean Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn that President Donald Trump recently launched airstrikes in Syria.

The US Navy announced on April 8 that the armada was travelling north as a "prudent measure" to deter North Korean military aggression.

The United States ratcheted up its rhetoric ahead of North Korea's military parade and failed missile launch over the weekend, and Vice President Mike Pence on Monday declared that the era of U.S. "strategic patience" in dealing with Pyongyang was over.

Pyongyang test-fired missiles during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to the U.S.in March, and again on April 4 ahead of a visit to the U.S.by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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