June 20, 2018

Many Guam Residents Aren't Worried About North Korea

13 August 2017, 10:18 | Taylor George

US President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump

The Strategic Command determines if the missile poses a threat to U.S. satellites in space.

"Koreans used to be numb to North Korea's threats".

"Lie flat on the ground and cover your head".

The Pacific Command, headquartered in Hawaii, determines if the missile poses a threat to Japan, South Korea, Guam or Hawaii.

According to the sources, the PAC-3 missiles will be placed in: Kaita, Hiroshima Prefecture; Izumo, Shimane Prefecture; Kochi, Kochi Prefecture; and Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture. It was also to deploy the anti-missile system in neighbouring Ehime, NHK said. He did not elaborate.

"No missile is going to land on Guam", Peterson said Thursday.

"(The North has) improved their missile launch capacity, but that's neither here nor there", he said.

The Maritime Self-Defense Force has sent an Aegis destroyer installed with the SM-3 interceptor in the Sea of Japan to be on guard against North Korea missiles.

North Korean state media has reported that the country is considering plans to strike Guam this month. USA allies Japan and South Korea quickly vowed a strong reaction if the North were to follow through.

The drill coincides with the four-day "Ulji Freedom Guardian" military manoeuvres on August 21-24, which are held yearly and include joint exercises by the United States and South Korean armed forces, as well as drills for emergencies. The annual exercises, called Ulchi-Freedom Guardian, are expected to run from August 21 to 31.

In Guam's capital Hagatna, residents were unruffled by Pyongyang's rhetoric.

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And if North Korea's missiles prove no match for US interceptors, Kim Jong Un might be chastened into thinking twice before conducting any more. They will be met with fire and fury'.

The president insisted the North had been "getting away with a tragedy that can't be allowed".

"Now is the right time to actively look at bringing back tactical nuclear weapons", Chung Woo-taik, floor leader of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party, told Reuters.

Such threats are why the Americans are on Guam to begin with.

A boy plays near the World War II remnants of a torpedo at Asan Memorial Park on the island of Guam.

"Faith is so deeply rooted into our culture", he said.

Governor Torres said he had faith in President Trump to make appropriate decisions for the security and protection of the CNMI and neighbour Guam.

"Both assured me that the people of Guam are safe", Calvo wrote on Facebook.

The unsettling document also instructs Guamanians to dispose of their clothes and wash heavily if they were outside during or after missiles hit the island, as this would help "remove radioactive material that may have settled on your body".

As an unincorporated U.S. territory, citizens of Guam can not vote in general elections.

About 160,000 people live on the island, which extends about 12 miles (19.31 kilometers) at its widest. Regardless of who was in the White House, he said, diplomacy failed. "We just want peace, we just want to continue to enjoy our lives here".

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