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USS Carl Vinson Wasn't Sailing to Deter N. Korea as Announced

USS Carl Vinson Wasn't Sailing to Deter N. Korea as Announced

The US military's Pacific Command explained that it had to complete the training with Australia, and that the strike group was now "proceeding to the Western Pacific as ordered" and should arrive near the Korean Peninsula early next week.

"I actually have to give credit to the White House because you have a China that is more engaged than ever before in North Korea", he said. Very powerful. We have submarines.

But questions remain over the efficacy of the tactic over time. "The Carl Vinson Strike Group is heading north to the Western Pacific as a prudent measure".

After the White House incorrectly boasted about an "armada" of USA aircraft carriers headed towards the Korean Peninsula as tensions between the USA and North Korea continued to surge last weekend, press secretary Sean Spicer doubled down during a press briefing on Wednesday. telling reporter "We have an armada going toward the peninsula".

Another reporter warned that U.S. allies like South Korea and Japan could interpret the mix-up as "false encouragement" that the USA was responding to provocations from North Korea.

"The number one threat in the region continues to be North Korea", a spokesman for the command said.

He stated the situation in the Korean peninsula is highly sensitive all countries involved should avoid aggravating the situation. An expert at the Center for Korean Studies at Fudan University in China said, "It was sophisticated propaganda or a bluff".

"We have an armada going toward the peninsula".

Critics pounced on the discrepancy as a unsafe miscommunication, saying it fed into North Korea's narrative that America is all bluster and doesn't follow through on threats.

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The confusion was caused by miscommunications between the White House and the Defense Department, the New York Times reported Tuesday.

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Our Park Jong-hong has this report.

"Both South Korea and the United States are in close cooperation to deter North Korea's provocations and to pursue peace and stability of the Korean peninsula", a South Korean Defense Ministry official said.

"If the U.S. is planning a military attack against us, we will react with a nuclear pre-emptive strike by our own style and method", Vice-Foreign Minister Han Song-ryol told the BBC on Monday.

It also comes as the White House faces ongoing credibility issues on a broad range of topics including the size of Trump's inaugural crowd, his unsubstantiated claim that he was "wiretapped" by the Obama administration and his unsupported assertion millions of votes in November's election were illegal.

Speaking in Japan, US Vice President Mike Pence said the US will counter any North Korean attack with an "overwhelming and effective" response.

"The global community unequivocally acknowledges that Korea was never a part of China in its thousands of years of history that no one can deny the fact", he added.


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