If the USS Carl Vinson is supposed to be near the Korean peninsula sending an ominous signal to North Korea, nobody informed the USS Carl Vinson.
A U.S. Navy strike group led by the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson was thousands of miles away from the Korean Peninsula over the weekend despite widespread belief it would be in the region to deter North Korea, news reports said Tuesday.
North Korea is believed to have constructed up to 20 nuclear... Clayton Doss said only that the USS Carl Vinson and its escorts were "transiting the Western Pacific", declining to give a more precise location except to rule out the waters around South Korea or Japan.
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 USS Carl Vinson is a Nimitz-class carrier routinely equipped with F/A-18 Fighter/Bombers, EA-18G Growler aircraft for Electronic Warfare, and E-2 Hawkeye Aircraft and Ship Detection planes.
The warning comes amid fears that North Korea has plans to carry out its sixth nuclear test.
Vice President Pence looks at North Korea in the Demilitarized Zone Monday near the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War.. It turns out that was all a big lie, as the aircraft carrier was never going to the Sea of Japan and was traveling 3,500 miles in the opposite direction.
In recent months it has demonstrated signs that it wants to help the worldwide community force North Korea to back down - in February it banned all coal imports from the country and last week deployed 150,000 troops to the border. "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". It appears that the North's leader Kim Jong Un is playing a similar diplomatic game, speeding up the regime's missile and atomic weapons development programs from his father's time in a bid to confront the United States as an equal.
On Friday, the North Korean staff threatened to destroy U.S. warships sailing close to the Korean peninsula in case of USA attack.