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U.S. prepares deployment of carrier group to Korea pending Obama's decision
East-Asia Intel ^ | 6/9/2010 | East-Asia Intel

Posted on 06/18/2010 8:26:19 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld

East-Asia-Intel.com, June 9, 2010 The Obama administration is debating whether to dispatch the aircraft carrier strike group led by the USS George Washington to waters near Korea as a show of force.

The strike group would ratchet up pressure on North Korea over its provocative sinking of the South Korean ship Cheonan in March that killed 46 sailors.

The carrier strike group would be sent for a joint U.S.-South Korean anti-submarine drill. The drill was put on hold June 4.

Officials in the Obama administration are opposing the exercises and the carrier strike group deployment over concerns that the show of force will provoke North Korea.

South Korea’s government, however, is pushing hard for a military display to deter future North Korean aggression.

South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak has not ruled out a military response to the sinking, although the Obama administration is pushing for a limited, diplomatic response, such as a United Nations resolution or new sanctions.

However, China is opposing any tough show of displeasure and likely would block any UN sanctions.

Tensions remain high in the region after the international investigation showed North Korea was to blame for the Cheonan sinking.

A U.S. official said the dispatch of a carrier strike group is being planned but that a final decision would be made by the White House

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: aircraftcarrier; cheonan; cvn73; dfense; eastchinasea; koreanpeninsula; navair; northkorea; seventhfleet; southkorea; usnavy; ussgeorgewashington; yellowsea

1 posted on 06/18/2010 8:26:20 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: sonofstrangelove
pending Obama's decision

Since they're waiting for that, the ships involved haven't even been built yet.

2 posted on 06/18/2010 8:27:59 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 ("You seem to believe that stupidity is a virtue. Why is that so?"-Flight of the Phoenix)
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To: sonofstrangelove
U.S. prepares deployment of carrier group to Korea pending Obama's decision

Obama is incapable of making a decision.

3 posted on 06/18/2010 8:31:40 PM PDT by doc1019 (Rush, Beck and others are giving us the dots; it is up to us to connect them.)
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To: sonofstrangelove

‘The Obama administration is debating whether to dispatch the aircraft carrier’

Debating with who I wonder?


4 posted on 06/18/2010 8:32:24 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Mr. Mojo; James C. Bennett; mowowie; Captain Beyond; F15Eagle

Ping


5 posted on 06/18/2010 8:33:09 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ( "Fortes fortuna adiuvat"-Fortune Favors the Strong)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Did you plug the hole yet, daddy?

Kick any *ss today?


6 posted on 06/18/2010 8:33:16 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Freddd

O.bama’s
I.ncompetent
L.egacy


7 posted on 06/18/2010 8:34:14 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

Ping


8 posted on 06/18/2010 8:34:20 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ( "Fortes fortuna adiuvat"-Fortune Favors the Strong)
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To: sonofstrangelove

By the time Il Douche makes a decision, the slag heap formerly known as South Korea will no longer be radioactive.


9 posted on 06/18/2010 8:41:12 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Obama wil recommend the Carrier group be scuttled to plug the hole!


10 posted on 06/18/2010 8:48:11 PM PDT by sjmjax
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To: Darkwolf377

My first reaction would be, to what end? Does anyone really believe we would strike North Korea? IF they decided to launch nukes, maybe — but how long would it take to convince Barry we needed to? And if THEY used nukes, why wouldn’t we, rather than just conventional weapons? A “show of force” is worthless if you’re not willing to actually use it. The Norkies know this. I don’t think they’re very worried.


11 posted on 06/18/2010 8:55:13 PM PDT by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: sonofstrangelove

Obama decision for a Portugese Water Dog —7 months.


12 posted on 06/18/2010 8:57:13 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: sonofstrangelove

Obama...”Present”!


13 posted on 06/18/2010 8:59:24 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: sonofstrangelove
CIC Obama
14 posted on 06/18/2010 9:01:12 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: sonofstrangelove; hennie pennie; jhpigott; y'all
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 288

Ships Underway (away from homeport): 156 ships (54% of total)

On deployment: 123 ships (43% of total)

Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 30 subs (55%)

On deployment: 22 subs (41%)
Ships Underway

Carriers:
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - 5th Fleet
USS George Washington (CVN 73) - East China Sea
USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - 5th Fleet
USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - Pacific Ocean
USS George H. Bush (CVN 77) - Atlantic Ocean

Amphibious Warfare Ships:
USS Nassau (LHA 4) - 5th Fleet
USS Peleliu (LHA 5) - Pacific Ocean
USS Wasp (LHD 1) - Atlantic Ocean
USS Essex (LHD 2) - Sea of Japan
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
~~~

TANKS for the ping,,,

Note sub count,,,

I think 5th Fleet is rotating,,,ain't sure,,,

CVN-76 is most likley close by judging by the sub count...

15 posted on 06/18/2010 9:02:25 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: patriot preacher
A “show of force” is worthless if you’re not willing to actually use it. The Norkies know this. I don’t think they’re very worried.

Good analysis. Obama doesn't seem to want to prove he can pull the trigger, but even if he had such a desire, North Korea is just too big a target. He'll probably launch on Arizona to prove to the world he's got a set.

16 posted on 06/18/2010 9:05:18 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 ("You seem to believe that stupidity is a virtue. Why is that so?"-Flight of the Phoenix)
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To: doc1019

Has anybody ever considered he may be a coward? A real physical coward?


17 posted on 06/18/2010 9:34:47 PM PDT by pankot
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To: sonofstrangelove
"U.S. prepares deployment of carrier group to Korea pending Obama's decision..."

So then its official Obama is getting ready to come to the aide of the Koreans. The "North" Koreans...

18 posted on 06/18/2010 9:38:00 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the next one...)
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To: Freddd
Debating with who I wonder?

With a Blue Ribbon Committee, of course.

19 posted on 06/18/2010 9:46:35 PM PDT by Pit1 (Not illegal immigrants. They are CRIMINAL BORDER CROSSERS.)
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To: sonofstrangelove
U.S. prepares deployment of carrier group to Korea...

That was a big waste of time.
20 posted on 06/18/2010 10:02:37 PM PDT by CygnusTheSwan ("Me fail English? That's unpossible" - Ralph Wiggum)
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To: doc1019
WAKE UP AMERICA

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21 posted on 06/18/2010 10:55:36 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: BobP

I think it is to late, the modern Stalin is in office.


22 posted on 06/18/2010 10:57:29 PM PDT by doc1019 (Rush, Beck and others are giving us the dots; it is up to us to connect them.)
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To: sonofstrangelove
Does it occur to these clowns that if you debate the move, you look irresolute and it loses its deterrent value? A wishy-washy show of force is useless. If you're going to do it, just do it. The entire fleet has turning capability, You can always tell them to reverse course.
23 posted on 06/18/2010 11:21:46 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

The Reagan was in Victoria, Canada on the 15th.


24 posted on 06/18/2010 11:34:25 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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