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Despite talk of a military strike, Trump’s ‘armada’ actually sailed away from Korea

April 19, 2017 2:32 AM
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Despite talk of a military strike, Trump’s ‘armada’ actually sailed away from Korea

BEIJING — As tensions mounted on the Korean Peninsula, Adm. Harry Harris made a dramatic announcement: An aircraft carrier had been ordered to sail north from Singapore on April 8 toward the Western Pacific.

A spokesman for the U.S. Pacific Command, which Harris heads, linked the deployment directly to the “number one threat in the region,” North Korea, and its “reckless, irresponsible and destabilizing program of missile tests and pursuit of a nuclear weapons capability.”

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