United States carrier heading toward Korean Peninsula

"We feel the increased presence is necessary", the official told Reuters, citing North Korea's worrisome behavior.

China and Russian Federation dispatched spy vessels to follow a U.S. naval group that was sent to North Korea, the Independent reported on Monday. That's a fact, it's happened.

Pence told reporters near the DMZ that President Donald Trump was hopeful that China would use its "extraordinary levers" to pressure the North to abandon its weapons program, a day after the North's failed missile launch.

An image from the United States military dated on Saturday show the carrier on a "scheduled deployment" at the Sunda Strait in Indonesia, several hundred kilometres south of Singapore. But at the same time, you have a regime in North Korea that has consistently done nuclear tests, shot missiles into the waters close to our allies, the trying to miniaturize nuclear weapons, put them on submarines, trying to get intercontinental ballistic missiles. "It is happening, rather", White House spokesman Sean Spicer was quoted as saying.

China has also cautioned North Korea against going for sixth nuclear test defying U.S. warnings.

"Our deployment has been extended 30 days to provide a persistent presence in the waters off the Korean Peninsula", Rear Adm. Jim Kilby, the commander of Carrier Strike Group One, said in a message posted on the Carl Vinson's Facebook page addressed to "families and loved ones" of the personnel on board.

It is now confirmed that the aircraft carrier's crew will spend at least an extra month at sea.

"Such a tactic is very like Trump's style, but I don't think it's a good way to handle the nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula because Kim will not compromise with threats".

The perceived communications mix-up discredits some of the tough rhetoric coming from the Trump administration. Vice President Mike Pence said on an Asian tour this week that the era of "strategic patience" with North Korea is over.

They ... lied about where the ships were, where they were going, and what they were doing?

Pence made an unannounced visit to the Demilitarized Zone at the start of his 10-day trip to Asia in a USA show of force that allowed the vice president to gaze at North Korean soldiers from afar and stare directly across a border marked by razor wire. He says the Trump administration's plans to simplify the US tax code and cut the corporate tax rate will "benefit every business represented here today".

"An armada, very powerful" he said. The Carl Vinson is accompanied by a destroyer ship with an Aegis combat system to track and intercept missiles.



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