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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A U.S. aircraft carrier that the White House declared a deterrent to North Korea was at the time sailing in the opposite direction

As worries deepened last week about whether North Korea would conduct a missile test, the White House declared that ordering an American aircraft carrier into the Sea of Japan would send a powerful deterrent signal and give President Trump more options in responding to the North’s provocative behavior.

The problem was, the carrier, the Carl Vinson, and the four other warships in its strike force were at that very moment sailing in the opposite direction, to take part in joint exercises with the Australian Navy in the Indian Ocean, 3,500 miles southwest of the Korean Peninsula.


Anonymous said...

In the White House a chess player there is,and a darn good one.

Anonymous said...

I don't know how it is now but 40 years ago ship movements were classified information. We were not allowed to even tell the bar girls in port, much less broadcast it in the media.

Anonymous said...

1054 One word answer: satellites

946, the word for you "buffoon". Do you really think the Chinese and other major players aren't tracking surface ships perfectly fine? Stop falling for the media hype.