The aircraft carrier Carl Vinson (centre) sails in convoy in the Philippine Sea in March. The carrier has been sent to the western Pacific. Photo: AFP

US and North Korea ‘closer to brink’ of accidental conflict

US Navy orders aircraft carrier group to take up position near Korean peninsula, compounding already high risk of miscalculation, analysts warn

Topic |   North Korea

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The aircraft carrier Carl Vinson (centre) sails in convoy in the Philippine Sea in March. The carrier has been sent to the western Pacific. Photo: AFP
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Kristin Huang

Kristin Huang

Kristin Huang is a senior China reporter, who focuses on diplomacy and defence. She joined the Post in 2016 and previously reported for China Review News Agency. Kristin is interested in security in northeast Asia and China's growing military might.