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US aircraft carrier group expected off Korea at end of April

US aircraft carrier group expected off Korea at end of April

That's unusual because the Department of Defense and the White House said the Carl Vinson was heading for the Sea of Japan where presumably it would scare the maniacs in North Korea.

In remarks to reporters at the Pentagon on April 11th, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said that "she's stationed there in the western Pacific for a reason".

They were ordered to head north to the Korean Peninsula in response to North Korean provocations, defense officials told CNN at the time.

Instead, on Saturday, the strike group was about 3,500 miles away from Korea, passing through the Sunda Strait between the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java, according to Defense News.

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But it unravelled for them in the fourth, as Atlanta scored the first nine points of the quarter to launch their comeback. Then everything fell apart in the fourth. "This is our team, and if we continue to do that, we'll be able to score".

President Donald Trump added to the tension early last week by telling Fox Business News he was sending "an armada" of powerful warships and submarines to waters off Korea.

Other sources said they were shocked that the Pentagon did not correct the narrative given that Spicer and National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster had made statements about the ships.

Trump on Tuesday said that the USA wants peace with North Korea, but added that the success of any peaceful solution to the heightened tensions will be contingent on whether North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is willing to pursue such a route.

'A carrier group is several things.

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"The forward deployment is deterrence, presence. It ensures our - we have the strategic capabilities, and it gives the President options in the region", Spicer said on April 11.

News that the US hadn't followed through on its threat to North Korea was greeted in Chinese media with raucous laughter on Tuesday, according to The Washington Post.

'None of the USA aircraft carriers that South Korea is desperately waiting for has come!' The narrative last week was that the USA and its allies in the Western Pacific were gearing up for a showdown with strongman Kim Jong Un ahead of the anniversary of the birth of his grandfather, the late North Korean leader Kim Il Sung.

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 USA "strategic patience" in dealing with Pyongyang was over.

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It has scrapped a planned port visit in Australia as a result of sailing north.


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