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Does US Carrier’s About Face In Asia Signal Impending North Korea Showdown?

The news hit this weekend that the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group, which was visiting Singapore and slated to move south to Australia, has been ordered north, toward the Korean Peninsula. The order came as President Trump wrapped up his first state visit with Chinese President Xi Jinping, during which North Korea was supposedly a top topic for discussion. The White House had increasingly made it clear that it is prepared to “deal with” North Korea and their ballistic missile and nuclear programs alone if China will not help out, and another ballistic missile launch just last week seems to have accelerated this initiative. This all comes as it has been widely reported that Trump’s national security team has wrapped up a review of options for taking on the Kim regime.