US Navy Sends Radar Platform to Observe North Korea

Washington also delivers a warship along with it

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 1, 2013 3:23 PM CDT

(Newser) – The US Navy says it's locating a sea-based radar platform and a warship nearer to North Korea's coast in order to keep an eye on the nation's military maneuvers, a Defense Department official tells CNN. Yet despite North Korea's latest round of aggressive rhetoric, White House press secretary Jay Carney said today that the US hasn't spotted any actual mobilizing of forces from Pyongong, ABC News reports. The tough talk "is consistent with past behavior," said Carney, but Washington is still taking it "very seriously." The US deployed stealth jets to South Korea yesterday.

This July 28, 2008 file photo provided by Lockheed-Martin via the US Navy shows USS Freedom, the first ship in the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) class,  from Marietta, Wis.
This July 28, 2008 file photo provided by Lockheed-Martin via the US Navy shows USS Freedom, the first ship in the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) class, from Marietta, Wis.   (AP Photo/Lockheed-Martin via U.S. Navy, File)
The heavy lift vessel MV Blue Marlin is seen with the Sea Based X-Band Radar (SBX). SBX is a combination of X-band radar carried aboard a mobile, ocean-going oil platform.
The heavy lift vessel MV Blue Marlin is seen with the Sea Based X-Band Radar (SBX). SBX is a combination of X-band radar carried aboard a mobile, ocean-going oil platform.   (AP Photo/US Navy - Ryan C. McGinley)
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