Guam Governor: 'There Is No Threat to Our Island'

12 Août, 2017, 12:39 | Auteur: Phil Beauvilliers
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Some people wondered about finding plastic sheeting, as one of the leaflets recommends using that and duct tape "to seal all cracks around the door and any vents into the room".

As Pyongyang's deadline drew closer, the archbishop of the predominately Catholic US territory urged priests to pray for peace at Sunday mass and prepared for a peace rally in the capital Hagatna. Two days after North Korea laid out its plans to strike near Guam with unsettling specificity, there was no observable march toward combat. "I'm not trying to overlook it or understate it. We understand the threats, but we also don't want to panic anybody, and we don't want to jump to conclusions based on rhetoric". An attack or threat on Guam is a threat or attack on the United States.

The island was first populated about 4,000 years ago by the ancestors of the Chamorros, still the island's largest ethnic group. Why did they bring strategic bombers to the Guam [military] base and conduct training bombings?

Now back in his native Coleraine, Willie said his thoughts are with his friends on the island.

Of course, if the US determines that North Korea has launched a missile targeting the US, the President would have to decide whether to retaliate.

"Two US Air Force B-1B Lancers assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, flew from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for a 10-hour mission, flying in the vicinity of Kyushu, Japan, the East China Sea, and the Korean peninsula, August 7, 2017 (HST)", the report said. U.S. officials said there was no major movement of U.S. military assets to the region, nor were there signs Pyongyang was actively preparing for war.

The strip of land in the western Pacific Ocean is roughly the size of Chicago, and just 4 miles (6 km) wide at its narrowest point.

They warned the escalating war of words could risk a miscalculation that could result in conflict far beyond the scale of the 1950-53 Korean War, which claimed the lives of millions of Koreans, tens of thousands of Chinese and Americans and thousands from U.S. allies like Britain.

It's not an easy call.

It is not known what Pyongyang thinks of the concert, but the government is clearly not a fan of K-pop - it has in the past declared the South's "pop propaganda" broadcasts as acts of war. "There's really nowhere to hide if the attack were to happen".

"You know typhoons can strike that means, families are making family emergency plans and kits together", he said.

Carl Schuster, a Hawaii Pacific University professor and former director of operations at the US Pacific Command's Joint Intelligence Center, told CNN a single ship equipped with Aegis could probably take out two missiles.

Pyongyang doubled down on its threats to launch missiles at Guam early on Thursday, announcing a potential plan on state media for the "simultaneous fire of four Hwasong-12 (rockets)".

The United States keeps about 30,000 troops along the North-South Korea border.

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said that it's very important to secure U.S. deterrence at times when regional security is at stake.

"There's nothing in the world other than God that would make me relocate and move away from my home".