It just came to light that the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier was actually sailing in the opposite direction. But it is now heading to the Sea of Japan and should arrive sometime next week.
During a meeting Tuesday, the Japanese prime minister told the vice president of the United States that he supported the stance taken by the US to keep all options open for countering threats posed by North Korea. But not much can be done without the support of China.
Trump's new international policies are a radical change in the electoral proposals he championed for more than a year. Perhaps the new president is not so far from his predecessor as to the priorities of the United States.
Experts divided over effectiveness of US tactics against Pyongyang’s nuclear threat.