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"The statement that was put out was that the Carl Vinson group was headed towards the Korean Peninsula".
"We feel the increased presence is necessary", the official told Reuters, citing North Korea's worrisome behavior.
Pacific Command put out a statement on April 8, saying that the Carl Vinson strike group would move toward the western Pacific from Singapore.
Vice President Mike Pence says the US commitment to South Korea is "iron-clad and immutable" in the face of North Korea's work to advance its nuclear and ballistic missile program. As President Donald Trump and other top Washington officials hinted at possible military action, North Korea hit back with a string of threats of a pre-emptive strike and even nuclear war. That's a fact. It happened.
More than a week after reports first emerged that the aircraft carrier and its accompanying ships were headed toward the peninsula amid fears North Korea may conduct another nuclear test, Navy photos from Saturday show Vinson operating almost 3,500 miles away, off Indonesia. The U.S.is trying to ratchet up pressure on North Korea to abandon its n.
The White House and other top officials had reiterated this deployment many times since the initial announcement, presenting it as steaming rapidly toward North Korea for an apparent confrontation.
Following the 105th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il Sung, North Korea's founding father, on April 15, North Korea will celebrate the 85th anniversary of the foundation of its military on April 25.
The strike group has been conducting drills with the Australian navy in recent days, the United States official said, though it scrapped a planned port visit in Australia as a result of the new orders.
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It is now confirmed that the aircraft carrier's crew will spend at least an extra month at sea.
Tensions on the Korean peninsula have escalated as President Donald Trump adopted strong rhetoric against North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
"If you threaten them and your threat is not credible, it's only going to undermine whatever your policy toward them is", he said.
They ... lied about where the ships were, where they were going, and what they were doing?
America's allies in Asia were silent on Wednesday over confusion about a US aircraft carrier group that was supposed to be headed towards North Korea in a show of force, but was actually completing training exercises in Australia.
On Wednesday, Pence said Trump was not intentionally misleading.
"Those who challenge our resolve or our readiness should know, we will defeat any attack and meet any challenge and use conventional or nuclear weapons with an overwhelming and effective American response", the vice president said. The Carl Vinson is accompanied by a destroyer ship with an Aegis combat system to track and intercept missiles.
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