San Diego based US carrier force ‘in striking range’ of North Korea — admiral

WASHINGTON, United States — The powerful US carrier strike force is already ‘in striking range’ of North Korea, the chief of the US military’s Pacific Command said.

Admiral Harry Harris has told the US House Armed Services Committee that the armada led by the supercarrier USS Carl Vinson was already in the Philippine Sea just off Okinawa, Japan.

Harris added that the naval task force sent to the Korean Peninsula was ready for “power projection … if called upon.”

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