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>> In the coming months and years->> Call it a Team Trump mix up, miscommunication, or simply crossed wires. But as the US President boasted he sent an armada as a warning to North Korea last week, the USS Carl Vinson and its strike group were actually speeding in the opposite direction.
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On Tuesday, the military clarified that the fleet was actually way off in the Indian Ocean over the weekend, taking part in joint exercises with Australia. Officials say a series of errors kept the false story afloat. First the Navy said the warships were headed to an unnamed location in the Western Pacific.
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Reuters and other media reported that would take at least a week, winding up with North Korea's Day of the Sun celebrations, and expectations of a possible weapons test, which ended up going ahead. As per protocol the Navy didn't give an exact destination, or that they needed to stop off near Australia first.
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Next, Defense Chief Jim Mattis claimed the exercise with the Australians had been canceled. But he'd actually confused two events, a canceled port call and the actual scheduled exercises. After a week of war drums and a dud missile test from North Korea, on Monday the Navy posted a photo of the Carl Vinson as it passed Indonesia.
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While the Pentagon has since corrected the record, Korea experts say they wonder whether the mix ups could chip away at Team Trump's credibility. At a time when America's trying to bear it's teeth in the face of a belligerent and unpredictable Pyongyang.>>
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