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US 'North Korea armada' fighter jet sent CRASHING into sea

US 'North Korea armada' fighter jet sent CRASHING into sea

The supercarrier Carl Vinson will spend additional 30 days at sea to ensure USA military presence off the Korean Peninsula, Carrier Strike Group One Commander Rear Adm. Jim Kilby said on Wednesday.

Amid growing tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, U.S. Pacific Command announced on April 8 that the USS Carl Vinson strike group would sail north to the western Pacific after departing Singapore that day.

The U.S.is trying to ratchet up pressure on North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.

"The president said that we have an armada going to the peninsula", Spicer said, referring to a April 12 Fox Business interview where President Trump said, "We are sending an armada".

The US Pacific Command's spokesperson also told The Korea Herald by email that the Strike Group has completed a previously scheduled training with Australia and is "heading north to the Western Pacific" - without clarifying their specific destination.

The strike group had reached Singapore on April 4 after taking part in joint drills with the South Korean Navy in the East Sea on March 19-25.

"They are going to start heading north towards the Sea of Japan within the next 24 hours", the official said on condition of anonymity.

"The forward deployment is deterrence, presence".

The Navy posted photos online showing the ships sailing near Indonesia over the weekend, which put the flotilla roughly 3,500 miles away from North Korea. "We said that it was heading there, and it was heading there - it is heading there", Spicer said. Forced to defend that falsehood on Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resorted to a little creative thinking.

Lawrence Korb, a former United States assistant secretary of defense and a retired Navy captain, said the conflicting messages were "very typical of how the Trump administration does business".

"I'm not asking the President to telegraph his actions to the North Koreans", Cardin said on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront" earlier this week.

US media outlets have attributed the muddle to miscommunications between the White House and the Pentagon, which failed to brief the White House accurately. At a daily Foreign Ministry briefing on Friday, ministry spokesman Lu Kang reiterated the Chinese side's "serious concern" regarding "recent trends about North Korea's nuclear and missile development".

He said the only the White House was asked about it "was what signal it sent, and I think we answered that very correctly at the time". "We have submarines, very powerful, far more powerful than the aircraft carrier, that I can tell you".


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