NORTH KOREA SAYS IT’S READY TO STRIKE US SHIP

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North Korea said it was ready to sink a U.S. air­craft car­rier to demon­strate its mil­i­tary might, as two Ja­panese navy ships joined a U.S. car­rier group for ex­er­cises in the western Pa­cific. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump or­dered the USS Carl Vin­son car­rier strike group to sail to wa­ters off the Korean penin­sula in re­sponse to ris­ing ten­sion over the North’s nu­clear and mis­sile tests, and its threats to at­tack the United States and its Asian al­lies. Vice Pres­i­dent Mike Pence said on Satur­day it would ar­rive “within days” but gave no other details. North Korea re­mained de­fi­ant. “Our rev­o­lu­tion­ary forces are com­bat-ready to sink a U.S. nu­clear-pow­ered air­craft car­rier with a sin­gle strike,” the Rodong Sin­mun, the news­pa­per of the North’s rul­ing Work­ers’ Party, said in a com­men­tary.

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