Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

N.Korea Details Plans to Attack Guam

N.Korea Details Plans to Attack Guam

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. "I don't see North Korea's story having any impact on tourism at this point". She declined to say whether Germany would stand with the U.S.in case of a military conflict with North Korea and called on the U.N. Security Council to continue to address the issue. Here are five things you might not know about the territory. The island had a population of about 162,000 in 2016, according to the World Bank. US officials said there was no major movement of USA military assets to the region, nor were there signs Pyongyang was actively preparing for war. He later retweeted a posting from U.S. Pacific Command that showed B-1B Lancer bomber planes on Guam that "stand ready to fulfill USFK's #FightTonight mission if called upon to do so". The naval base, located on the southwest part of the territory, has nuclear-powered submarines.

Eric Talmadge is an Associated Press writer.

Spain ceded Guam to the U.S.in 1898, but the Japanese seized the island in 1941. The tourist district, Tumon, is located between the two military bases. During World War II, brown tree snakes somehow slithered their way onto the island.

Clarissa Baumgartner, a 25-year old Guam resident, said Pyongyang's second threat in as many days to train its ballistic missiles on Guam wasn't something she was taking too seriously. Its natives are US citizens by birth. Spain officially handed over the land under the Treaty of Paris. Guam officially became a US territory in 1950 and was put under the administration of the Department of the Navy.

"If [Kim] utters one threat in the form of an overt threat ... or he does anything with respect to Guam or anyplace else that's an American territory or an American ally, he will truly regret it and he will regret it fast", Trump told reporters. Residents do not pay USA income taxes or vote in the general election for US president.

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Amid the increasingly hostile rhetoric, North Korea focused on Guam, a USA territory roughly the size of Chicago that's 2,200 miles southeast of North Korea.

Here's a closer look at Guam and its role in the US and North Korea's ongoing war of words. Hawaii is about 4,000 miles (6,500 km) to the east.

Guam is the largest of the 15 islands in the Marianas. It covers a total of 210 square miles - approximately the size of Chicago.

Replicas of North and South Korean missiles are pictured at the Korean War Memorial in Seoul on August 10, 2017. Its chief languages are English and Chamorro.

A married gay man carries the rainbow and USA flags at a celebration rally in West Hollywood, California, following the 2015 Supreme Court decision on marriage equality. It has limited self-government, with a popularly elected governor, small legislature, and non-voting delegate in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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