US Carrier Strike Group Now Actually Heading to North Korea, Officials Say | Officials downplay detour, promise group will stay around Korea for awhile
The USS Carl Vinson and its carrier strike group are finally heading to North Korea, according to US officials who are struggling to explain why, having announced the deployment weeks ago, the ships never ended up anywhere near the Korean Peninsula.
Officials announced the deployment about two weeks ago, with President Trump hyping the deployment of the “armada” to North Korea, suggesting that the deployment was a major show of force, and fueling international concern that the US is about to attack.
Instead, the ships left Singapore and ended up moving a little bit south. Now, Defense Secretary James Mattis insists the US is going to send the strike group to North Korea, and that they definitely mean it this time.

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