The Trump administration's plan to show a united front against North Korea in the Sea of Japan took a step back this week as South Korea rejected a US proposal to conduct a trilateral military exercise that would have included participation from Japan.
Seoul's unification ministry said that the level of North Korea's denunciation softened compared with its immediate condemnation back in 2014 when Trump's predecessor Barack Obama visited Seoul.
It is the first time three of the 100,000-ton behemoths have sailed together in the Western Pacific in a decade.
There were 124 South Korean companies that had been involved in the Kaesong park, with affiliated businesses counting up to over 5,000.
A North Korean soldier was shot and wounded on Monday by the country's army as he was defecting to the South through the demilitarised zone, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.
"The US needs to pursue/exhaust every diplomatic option available to avert the possibility of a nuclear war with a regime that believes it's in survival mode", said DiMaggio on Twitter.
"The North appeared to show a measured response to Trump's visit.There was no threat of military action and the North's insults against Trump seemed to be reduced", Baik Tae-hyun, ministry spokesperson, said at a regular press briefing.
From the U.S. standpoint, the presence of the three-carrier flotilla in Pacific waters is seen as a signal to North Korea that the United States will not be intimidated by Pyongyang's testing of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. "They question his erratic behavior, and also his mounting problems here at home, with the investigation being conducted by [Special Counsel] Robert Mueller, and they, I'm sure, are asking why should we begin negotiations with the Trump administration, when Donald Trump may not be president much longer?"
US President Donald Trump says Kim Jong Un's North Korea is a"hell that no person deserves
But Pyongyang sees any USA military exercises as a threat.
Military officials from the two sides have used Panmunjom frequently in the past for talks.
Last month, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also told reporters in Beijing that the US holds direct lines of communication with the North through multiple channels, without China's mediation.
DiMaggio has spoken to North Korean officials several times this year in "track 2" discussions. The soldier was in serious condition at a South Korean hospital on Wednesday following two rounds of surgeries.
The JSA is jointly overseen by the American-led U.N. Command and by North Korea, with South Korean and North Korean border guards facing each other only meters (feet) apart.
The official said the South's soldiers heard a gunshot and then retrieved the unarmed and bleeding soldier in the mid-afternoon.
Joining the three United States carriers and their strike groups were three Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force warships including the helicopter destroyer JS Ise, a guided-missile destroyer and general objective destroyer.
South Korean vessels joined exercises with the US warships on Sunday, according to US Navy photos.
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