Tuesday, April 18, 2017
The Trumpification of the US Military. Aircraft Carrier Wasn’t Sailing to Deter North Korea, as U.S. Suggested - The New York Times
"WASHINGTON — As worries deepened last week about whether North Korea would conduct a missile test, the White House declared that ordering an American aircraft carrier into the Sea of Japan would send a powerful deterrent signal and give President Trump more options in responding to the North’s provocative behavior.
The problem was, the carrier, the Carl Vinson, and the four other warships in its strike force were at that very moment sailing in the opposite direction, to take part in joint exercises with the Australian Navy in the Indian Ocean, 3,500 miles southwest of the Korean Peninsula."
Aircraft Carrier Wasn’t Sailing to Deter North Korea, as U.S. Suggested - The New York Times