It said the change of course was aimed at responding directly to a "primary threat" from North Korea.
After its arrival, the USS Carl Vinson and its strike group will join the South Korean Navy in a maritime drill created to counter the recent provocations from the North. Yu Joonhee, Arirang News.
Rear Adm. Jim Kilby, commander of the force, posted the news on a Facebook page used by the crew of the Carl Vinson and their families.
The White House announcement about the nuclear-armed strike force sparked fears across East Asia about a looming catastrophe - as rising tensions between the North and the USA dominated the news.
"The Joint Chiefs of Staff and the South Korea-U.S". News reports said Japan was planning to deploy its own destroyers to form up with the Carl Vinson and its us escorts, the destroyers USS Wayne E. Meyer and Michael Murphy and the cruiser USS Lake Champlain. The next day, the U.S.
One Navy spouse and mother, Merrill, whose husband is deployed with the strike group, said she tries to focus on the positive.
But on April 9, U.S. Pacific Command said that Adm. Harry Harris, the PACOM commander, had ordered the strike group to sail north and operate in the Western Pacific.
The warships' movements came under scrutiny after the Navy announced on April 8 that the group had been diverted from Singapore to the Western Pacific as the Trump administration sought to defuse a crisis with North Korea.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. "It ensures our - we have the strategic capabilities, and it gives the President options in the region". Following the April launch, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released a three-sentence statement acknowledging the launch: "The United States has spoken enough about North Korea".
Remember that aircraft carrier that Trump sent to deter North Korea?
"You never know, do you?"
"But that's not what we ever said", Spicer said. Very powerful. We have submarines.
But an image published by the Navy shows the aircraft carrier off the coast of Indonesia on Saturday, south of where the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group had departed, not north.
The photos show the strike group in the Indian Ocean on April 14 and 15.