As U.S. officials claimed two weeks ago that an American aircraft carrier was heading toward Japan Sea near North Korea also called the East sea, but Armada was actually sailing in the opposite direction, according to media reports.
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. An American official told Reuters at the time that the ships’ move toward the Korean Peninsula was a show of force directed at the regime of Kim Jong Un.
President Donald Trump pressurized North Korea to cover a threat to US he said, “We are sending an armada, very powerful. We have submarines, very powerful, far more powerful than the aircraft carrier,” Trump stated on April 12.
“We have the best military people on Earth. And I will say this: He is doing the wrong thing,” Trump added
U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster told Fox News the next day that the group was being rerouted from Singapore toward the Korean Peninsula as a “prudent” display of force.
CNN’s Jim Acosta tweeted that an administration official blamed on a miscommunication. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Senior admin official blames miscommunication for mix-up over whereabouts of USS Carl Vinson which admin had said was headed to Sea of Japan
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) April 18, 2017
Mike Pence said, “We’re going to abandon the failed policy of strategic patience. But we’re going to redouble our efforts to bring diplomatic and economic pressure to bear on North Korea. Our hope is that we can resolve this issue peaceably.”
Now US claimed that Armada strike group heading towards Australia, for a combined exercise in the region.