Maybe it is the US Army vs. the US Navy, but North Korea got a confusing message/non-message from the US government regarding their joint military exercises with South Korea.
On Thursday, Gen. Walter L. Sharp, the top U.S. military commander in South Korea, was quoted by Associated Press: “These defensive, combined training exercises are designed to send a clear message to North Korea that its aggressive behavior must stop.” (emphasis added)
Less than 48 hours later, the commander of the military exercises, Adm. Richard W. Hunt, told the same Associated Press that the focus of the exercises was training to combat terrorism, not sending a message to North Korea. (empasis added)
Can you say “doublespeak”?