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
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)

(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.

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Apr 2, 2013 11:32 AM CDT
I have seen this thing in Pearl Harbor it is massive bigger than most of the ships around it. Also a very big target, but it is gigantic and they must really think something is brewing if they towed this thing across the Pacific.
Apr 2, 2013 9:41 AM CDT
Ahhhh, Obama.... A war to call your very own. Nobody likes sloppy seconds.
Apr 2, 2013 8:14 AM CDT
Likely were using this as cover to spy on the Chinese navy. Either way we waste millions of dollars whenever Kim Jun Huff n Puff stomps his feet and beats the war drums. Why don't we send the bill to South Korea?