Trump’s muscular response to North Korea morphed into a false narrative about a ‘naval armada’ — USS Carl Vinson Carrier Wasn’t on Way to North Korea

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Despite representations by Trump and defense advisers, Vinson was thousands of miles away on exercises off northwest coast of Australia

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the Sunda Strait in Indonesia on Friday.
The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the Sunda Strait in Indonesia on Friday. PHOTO: U.S. NAVY/GETTY IMAGES

WASHINGTON—The Navy confirmed Tuesday that it didn’t send one of its aircraft carriers directly toward North Korea amid growing tensions with Pyongyang, despite representations by President Donald Trump and his top defense advisers that it was on its way.

In fact, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson was thousands of miles away on exercises off the northwest coast of Australia and likely won’t arrive near the Korean Peninsula until sometime next week.

The U.S. Pacific Command released a statement Tuesday that said the Vinson is now heading toward the Western Pacific as ordered…

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