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Pence Addresses US Carrier Mix-Up

Says misstatements were not intentional

(Newser) - Vice President Mike Pence says inaccurate statements from the White House and Pentagon that the USS Carl Vinson was near the Korean peninsula—when it was actually more than 3,000 miles away —were not intentional. Asked in a CNN interview if officials had intentionally misspoken on the location... More »

Surprise: US Carrier Nowhere Near N. Korea

USS Carl Vinson is still thousands of miles away

(Newser) - If the USS Carl Vinson is supposed to be near the Korean peninsula sending an ominous signal to North Korea, nobody informed the USS Carl Vinson. Despite a slew of reports suggesting that the aircraft carrier was in the area , or about to be, a report at Defense News reveals... More »

N. Korea: Syria Strike Proves Nukes Justified

As US carrier group heads toward the region

(Newser) - North Korea has vowed to bolster its defenses to protect itself against airstrikes like the ones President Trump ordered against an air base in Syria, reports the AP . The North called the airstrikes "absolutely unpardonable" and said they prove its nuclear weapons are justified to protect against Washington's... More »

Rescuers End Ocean Search for Navy Pilot

Fellow pilot treated and released after ejecting

(Newser) - Rescuers have called off their search in the Pacific Ocean for a Navy fighter pilot whose jet was one of two that crashed west of Wake Island. The Navy said today that it presumes the pilot is dead after failing to find him during a 36-hour search. The Navy declined... More »

Pilot Missing After US Jets Crash

One pilot 'rapidly located,' receiving treatment on USS Carl Vinson

(Newser) - Two US fighter jets crashed into the western Pacific Ocean this morning, and though the US Navy says one pilot was "rapidly located," the other is still missing. The two F/A-18 Hornets of Strike Fighter Squadrons 94 and 113 were assigned to the USS Carl Vinson, which is... More »

US Boosting Persian Gulf Forces

America warns Iran that closing Strait of Hormuz would be 'red line'

(Newser) - Some of the US troops who left Iraq last month didn't move very far. As tensions with Iran rise, the US military has been quietly boosting its strength in the Persian Gulf, reports the Los Angeles Times . The move comes as US officials have warned Iran that closing the... More »

Diver to Hunt for Osama's Body

California salvage diver wants to be really sure we got him

(Newser) - Osama bin Laden may be sleeping with the fishes, but he's a wanted man still: A California diver Fox News describes as "eccentric" is going to scour the Arabian Sea until he finds—and photographs—the corpse of the notorious terrorist. For the bargain price of $400,000,... More »

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