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U.S. naval armada to be in Sea of Japan in days

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You realise one North Korean missile would wipe out this fleet if it blew up over them even ik it was unintentional.

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I hope Pence's Apple Map is now working because he said the same last week but the USS Carl Vinson fleet headed to the coast off Australia.

Two Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers on Friday 21 left the Sasebo base in Nagasaki Prefecture, so for a possible joint exercise with the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson.

The USS Ronald Reagan and the USS Nimitz are also suppose to be joining the fleet. Three carriers and their fleet seems like overkill.

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Ron Barnes Today  04:07 pm JST

You realise one North Korean missile would wipe out this fleet if it blew up over them even ik it was unintentional.

Do you think those NK missiles will make it beyond 100 feet or so before they blow up on their own (hope the nukes are not armed or NK has the telemetry tech to disarm or terminate)? Add to that, US has moved missile defense systems to SK to take them out before nuke blows up. Unfortunately, any nuke explosion will be a shock to the whole area. China make take offensive action against NK so this does not happen (Chinese spies are in NK military).

NK is a spoiled child is like a spoiled child that has needed a spanking for a long time although in a politically correct world. I don't wish for war as it is truly shows man's worst but sometimes man's worst will destroy man's worst offenders of democracy and free speech (besides JT deleting posts- this is there website I guess).

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The point im making is all or most of their missiles ? North Korea's.,. Kim specials blow up unintentionally do. If the americans were there it would fall on them the South Korean and the American missiles can be beaten with sophisticated guidance systems also a missile can be modular so the first section could be an anti missile for this reason so the remainder can reach its target if you send a barrage of missiles at the same time you cannot knock out them all

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What folks also probably aren't aware of is that the Carl Vinson may be near the Korean Peninsula, the Ronald Reagan group is at Yokosuka too.

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An utterly uneducated individual (trump) uses "Armada" for effect and now a Carrier Strike Group has been sent back several hundred years.

zichi Today  04:21 pm JST

IThe USS Ronald Reagan and the USS Nimitz are also suppose to be joining the fleet. Three carriers and their fleet seems like overkill.

That report started with Yonhap and has been denied by Defense Dept.

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Only a week after the Trumpees in the White House already said it was here.

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@OssanAmerica

That report started with Yonhap and has been denied by Defense Dept.

I see no links about that but Mike Pence had visited South Korea so?

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zichi Today  09:42 pm JST

@OssanAmerica

That report started with Yonhap and has been denied by Defense Dept.

I see no links about that but Mike Pence had visited South Korea so?

So your information is incorrect.

http://www.defensenews.com/articles/us-carrier-still-thousands-of-miles-from-korea

"Officials did, however, flatly deny reports that three U.S. carrier strike groups were being directed to mass off the Korean peninsula in a few weeks. 

Speculation has been rising that the Ronald Reagan and Nimitz strike groups could join with the Vinson. The Japan-based carrier Reagan, however, is in a maintenance period at Yokosuka scheduled to complete in May. The Bremerton, Washington-based Nimitz and her strike group is off Southern California, nearing the completion of its major pre-deployment exercise. The ship is scheduled to deploy this spring to relieve the Vinson in the Western Pacific. "

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Trump probably gave them the wrong coordinates because he doesn't know where the Koreas are.

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Many forget if they ever knew, the War Crimes and atrocities committed against North Korea by the US and it's 'Allies' in the Korean War. Cities, towns, villages carpet bombed and naplamed, with pilots claiming they had run out of targets (was every town and hamlet a genuine military target?). Germ warfare was used against the people; though strenuously denied by the perps, Dave Chaddock proves the case in his book: 'This Must Be the Place: How the U.S. Waged Germ Warfare in the Korean War and Denied It Ever Since'.

Though the world may have forgotten, the North Koreans haven't, any more than the Armenians and Palestinians haven't forgotten the genocides and massacres.

Why should North Korea not have nuclear weapons, when the likes of Israel does, and gets not only no sanctions, but billions of $ in aid and arms transfers from the US?

The Clinton Administration came very close to a deal and normalisation with the North Koreans in 2005, but Bush then sunk the deal and declared the DPRK as part of the 'axis of evil' (odd, that, as North Korea hasn't been part of a US-led 'axis', and the US is widely accepted across much of the globe as the 'Evil Empire', oor the 'Great Satan', and not without justification.

Stop the bellicosity, stop the sanctions, and let the two Koreas unify at their own pace.

If the US does commence hostilities, it will show scant concern for the millions of South Korean 'Allies' who would assuredly die, as well as their own Korea-based forces, and neigbouring countries who would be affected by radiation spread. And Japan, as an ally of the beligerant potential aggressor, would also likely suffer.

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The Carl Vinson is Out of service in Dry Dock for major work and is useless for the next 6 months.

Many Support ships in Sasebo in dry docks for repairs. The navy is low on available ships in Japan and supplying 100's of Jobs to the Local Japanese Economy now.

Just remember 1 Boomer Submarine can take out the whole world.

Surface ships are nice targets. But the Battle group has many missile defenses and they work good.

I know as a navy Vet.

DPRK is not the problem. China is the problem.

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Paul_Barbara Apr. 22  10:21 pm JST

Stop the bellicosity, stop the sanctions, and let the two Koreas unify at their own pace.

You go and convince NK that nobody intends to invade them so they can stop with the missle and nuclear weapons development. Then there'd be no need for UN sanctions or resolutions.

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@DocCarlos: The Carl Vinson is Out of service in Dry Dock for major work and is useless for the next 6 months.

April 21, A F/A-18E Super Hornet (Bureau #165904), assigned to the "Kestrels" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137, crashed at sea during the final approach to USS Carl Vinson, while the aircraft carrier was underway in the Celebes Sea. The pilot ejected safely and was quickly recovered.

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DocCarlos Today  12:16 am JST

The Carl Vinson is Out of service in Dry Dock for major work and is useless for the next 6 months.

Carl Vinson is at sea heading for Sea of Japan for exercises. Two JMSDF destoyers just left Sasebo to join the group. Carl Vinson is scheduled for maintenance later and Nimitz will replace her.

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Shout out to all you boys on Vinson Maru.

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China is about to launch their second and domestically produced aircraft carrier from Dalian, in the sea up behind DPRK.

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