US aircraft carrier to reach waters near NKorea next week

And then on April 12th, President Donald Trump told Fox Business News that the Navy had sent to Korea "an armada, very powerful".

Media reports soon followed of the Trump administration's military buildup in the region and plans to possibly launch a preemptive strike on North Korea's nuclear facilities.

The Navy posted an official photograph dated April 15 that showed the Carl Vinson in an Indonesian strait thousands of miles south of North Korea.

Reuters, citing an unnamed U.S. official, reported on April 9 that a U.S. Navy carrier strike group led by the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson was moving toward the "Western Pacific Ocean near the Korean Peninsula in a show of force".

The Pentagon did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment. On Monday, Pacific Fleet spokesman Cdr. In fairness, neither Trump nor the Navy said when the Carl Vinson was going to head north, so technically no one lied here.

But at the time of the announcements, the ships had temporarily headed in the opposite direction for military exercises. Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned "storm clouds" were gathering and the risk of conflict rising.

U.S. officials had earlier said that the ships were scheduled to participate in exercises with Australia, but were redirected to waters off Korea, an unusually massive show of force created to warn Pyongyang against additional provocations. However, as long as both the US and North Korea seek to highlight their military might, there remains the risk that events will get out of hand.

Was it all a misunderstanding, or deliberate obfuscation?

"At the peak of the standoff, psychological warfare is very important", he said. He was discussing the rationale for sending a carrier, this official said, not confirming the ship's schedule.

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"It's more than a bluff", he said.

"My understanding is that this US administration is dead serious, it's been 40 years of trying to get the North Koreans to back away from the nuclear weapons".

A US aircraft carrier the Navy had said was heading toward the Korean Peninsula amid rising tensions has not yet started sailing to the region, a USA defense official acknowledged Tuesday.

"I think when you see a carrier group steaming into an area like that, the forward presence of that is clearly, through nearly every instance, a huge deterrence".

Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson exchanged views on the situation on the Korean Peninsula via phone on Sunday.

The naval strike group had actually spent the past few days conducting drills with the Australian Navy, the official said.

Is the Korean Peninsula headed for war?

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"We seek peace always as a country, as does Japan, but as you know and the United States knows, peace comes through strength", said Pence, "and we will stand strongly with Japan and strongly with our allies for a peace and security in this region".


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