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On Guam, The Mood Is Calm Despite Being In North Korea's Crosshairs

On Guam, The Mood Is Calm Despite Being In North Korea's Crosshairs”

North Korea has threatened to strike Guam, a US territory in the Pacific known for its white sand beaches, following the US President's threat to unleash "fire and fury" against Pyongyang.

In the letter, the NCCK reiterated its hope to see a peaceful reunification of South and North Korea, but tension has has caused grave concern. In the Hongdae neighborhood - an area popular among students at the nearby Hongik University - parks were filled with young people lounging with beers and desserts as dogs played nearby. "If South Korea and Japan say we could (launch attacks) out of there, taking out Guam becomes nearly meaningless".

President Donald Trump says North Korea's leader will "regret it fast" if he threatens or acts against Guam, or any other US territory or ally.

Regional tensions are mounting as Washington and Pyongyang ratchet up their war of words, with President Donald Trump warning Pyongyang would "truly regret" any hostile action against the US. In the 1960s, "the Chinese did it with two tests", he says.

Trump may be incensed by such comments and he may well launch a strike against North Korea, CNN International reported.

But U.S. Secretary of James Mattis on Wednesday issued a more strongly worded statement against North Korea, warning Pyongyang that its military was "grossly overmatched by ours".

We keep closely watching the speech and behavior of the U.S. Along with a bigger set of maneuvers held every spring, the exercises are routinely met by strong condemnation and threats of countermeasures from North Korea.

By launching a volley of four, the North would be attempting to make it harder for the U.S.to intercept all of the incoming missiles.

Axios asked several experts last month how prepared the U.S.is for a North Korean attack on the West Coast of the U.S.

A USA intelligence report says North Korea has developed a nuclear warhead small enough to fit inside a ballistic missile, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday. -South Korea drills begin.

In July, for the first time, North Korea test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile, called Hwasong-14.

"He was a teenager when the Japanese invaded the island", she explained.

It said the plan could be finalized within a week or so and would then go to leader Kim Jong Un for approval.

Guamanians are American citizens by birth but not allowed to vote in the American presidential election.

The exchange of threats has alarmed the tiny island, which is home to about 160,000 people, about 40 percent of whom are Filipinos, according to Norman Analista, president of the Filipino Community of Guam.

Japan's Defence Ministry warned that it could legally intercept such a missile launch, while South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said North Korea will face "strong and resolute retaliation" from the allies if it continues with provocations.

"What we have seen for over a decade, is the North Koreans making a dedicated effort to build smaller warheads that can fit on longer-range missiles, and testing the systems to make that possible", says Jon Wolfsthal a former advisor to President Barack Obama who is now works with Global Zero, a group that seeks the elimination of nuclear weapons worldwide. Guam now hosts major American military might like a bomber fleet and a missile defense system.

The tweet came after Trump told reporters that Pyongyang should be "very, very nervous" if it does anything to the USA, adding that his previous "fire and fury" warning may not have been tough enough.



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