White House Misled Public About Defensive Measures Against North Korea
As worries deepened last week about whether North Korea would conduct a missile test, the White House declared that ordering a U.S. aircraft carrier into the Sea of Japan would send a powerful deterrent signal and give President Donald Trump more options in responding to the North's provocative behaviour. White House officials said on Tuesday they were relying on guidance from the Defense Department.
The deployment has angered North Korea, which has called the move an effort to increase tensions in the region.
That must have kept the loony North Koreans off balance.
The White House announcement about the nuclear-armed strike force sparked fears across East Asia about a looming catastrophe - as rising tensions between the North and the USA dominated the news.
Many feared the move signaled a preemptive strike, which President Trump had refused to rule out.
The saga of the wayward carrier might never have come to light, had the Navy not posted a photograph on Monday of the Carl Vinson sailing through the Sunda Strait, which separates the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra.
"The forward deployment is deterrence, presence". During an appearance in Japan on Wednesday, Vice President Pence said that "all options are on the table" and that the U.S.is not looking to negotiate with the hermit kingdom.
"But I think when you see a carrier group steaming into an area like that, the forward presence of that is clearly, through nearly every instance, a huge deterrence". How does the commander in chief not know that an aircraft carrier is not heading to deter North Korea? If China decides to help, that would be great.
Haley's comments come amid escalating tensions between the US and North Korea. "We're trying to make it very clear to people in this part of the world that we are going to achieve the end of a denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, one way or the other". The White House declined to comment on the misunderstanding, referring all questions to the Pentagon.
"Sean discussed it once when asked, and it was all about process", a spokesman, Michael Short, told the paper about the botched timetable. The Reagan is evidently undergoing maintenance at a base near Tokyo, and the Nimitz is floating around Southern California - a far cry from showing up to face down Pyongyang's saber-rattling in the Sea of Japan or the Yellow Sea.
Mitch Marner and Jake Gardiner scored in the first period for Toronto, back in the playoffs for the first time since 2013. Quenneville rarely practices during the playoffs, but called one Friday to solve the Predators' neutral-zone trap.
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Local medical facilities were stretched to the limit treating victims of the attack, while rights groups condemned the killing. He said the regime kills scores of people daily using all types of weaponry and doesn't need to kill its own sympathizers.
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Dan Glickman (D) was swept out by a Republican electoral victory wave in 1994 fueled in part by anti-abortion activists. She was especially upset when the Republican governor recently vetoed Medicaid expansion .
In the most recent Pentagon report on weapons testing across the department, the long-range system was criticized. The official was adamant that the U.S. is now not anticipating pre-emptive military action against North Korea.
Sweden's SAPO security police said Sunday it was working to find "any abettor or network involved in the attack". Their focus is now to prevent further attacks and investigate if there were other accomplices, Thornberg said.
The Celtics forgot they were a bunch of rowdies storming the castle and began acting/playing as if they were the aristocracy. The Hawks' Mike Muscala had nine points, three assists and three boards in the fourth quarter, and was +28 in 12 minutes.
Nash broke a 1-1 tie 4:28 into the second period with his second of the playoffs and 14th in 69 career Stanley Cup playoff games. The New York Rangers look to even the series before heading back to Montreal as the two sides meet up at MSG on Tuesday night.
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Liberals make good on plan to legalize pot
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No one will be fired in United passenger dragging incident
He and other executives vowed to treat customers with dignity, and said that what happened to Dao will never happen again. David Dao was was dragged off of the plane after refusing to give up his seat to make room for United employees.
Oil has its worst day since March
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Giants to Put Buster Posey on Disabled List
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