Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

U.S. forces `ready` to protect Guam against North Korea: White House

U.S. forces `ready` to protect Guam against North Korea: White House

Close Modal Window Hang on for a minute.we're trying to find some more stories you might like. Asked if the US was going to war, he said cryptically, "I think you know the answer to that".

He added, lowering his voice: "This is between you and I. But you don't talk like they talk".

"It just looks like a lovely place", Mr. Trump said.

In a statement, China's foreign ministry said Xi told Trump that a peaceful resolution to the North Korean nuclear issue was essential, and urged calm.

We don't know if or when an attack from the North would happen, but Guam's government is ensuring its people are prepared in case of a threat.

But the newly released fact sheet, entitled "Preparing for an Imminent Missile Threat", makes an abstract worry more concrete. "Fallout radiation loses its intensity fairly rapidly".

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"As far as I'm concerned, as an American citizen, I want a president that says that if any nation such as North Korea attacks Guam. that they will be met with hell and fury", Calvo said Wednesday on Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight".

The conversation, in which both men praised each other, differed drastically from Mr. Trump's contentious calls with leaders of Australia and Mexico in the early days of his administration.

As tensions continue to rise between the United States and North Korea, folks are suddenly remembering that even if the DPRK can't strike the continental USA, if they really wanted to, they could cause problems for our allies and territories.

If correct, and if the USA allows the missiles to launch in the first place, that leaves 17 minutes for tracking stations on land and sea - including the Pine Gap facility near Alice Springs - to calculate, target and try to destroy the missiles. "This is a time of threat to the United States".

On Wednesday, Mr Trump followed up his "fire and fury" warning with a boast about U.S. nuclear capabilities.

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