According to the Los Angeles Times, the tension between the #United States and North Korea has escalated to an all-time high. Recently it was reported that President Donald Trump directed a fleet of warships to take up their position near the Korean peninsula.

However, after China and Russia dispatched shadow aircraft to follow the U.S. fleet, the United States Navy later asserted that the warships and other US aircraft carriers were not on their way to North Korean waters. But recently, in an interview aired on Fox Business on April 12, 2017, Trump bragged that the U.S. Military were dispatched to deal with the North Korean leader, #Kim Jong-Un.

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Misinformed Trump publicly bragged about American armada

But, according to a report by the New York Times, the armada that was sent out was actually directed to another location away from the hostile Korean waters. Trump's speech was posted online by Fox News on Twitter. Clearly the post shows that #Donald Trump bragged that the United States of America was sending a very powerful armada to the troubled region.

The Republican also declared that the U.S. military had submarines that were more powerful than aircraft carriers, in reference to the North Korean nation's much talked about military missiles. For several months now, the United States and dictator Kim Jong-Un have been locked in a bitter war of words. However, in spite of several warnings from America, North Korea will likely continue to create and test missile weaponry.

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White House slams Defense Department for embarrassing mistake

President Donald Trump thought wrong when he proclaimed that the armada was on its way to deal with Kim Jong-Un once and for all, but later found out that the vessel was actually headed in the opposite direction. Following the mix-up of information, the White House lashed out at the Defense Department for the embarrassing mistake. According to several sources at the White House, the President and his administration were relying on Defense Department guidance.

However, on Tuesday, they acknowledged that there was a glitch in the reported events. The Times also reported that it was an erroneous mistake by Jim Mattis, the Defense Secretary, that led to the premature announcement.