UPDATE: Trump warns North Korea against attacking Guam

12 Août, 2017, 14:04 | Auteur: Phil Beauvilliers
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An air base with long-range bombers and a naval base that's home port for fast-attack submarines are among the most "strategically important" the U.S. has in the Pacific, according to the CIA World Factbook.

Trump told reporters from the clubhouse of his Bedminster, New Jersey golf course that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "has been very threatening beyond a normal state, and as I said they will be met with fire and fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before".

Guam is the southernmost island in what is known as the Mariana Archipelago and the largest island in Micronesia.

"My wife and I found it to be an amazing island full of different nationalities and cultures - Koreans, Japanese, Australians, Filipinos and island people. There's really nowhere to hide if the attack were to happen". Most of the cruisers and destroyers are equipped with Aegis, but they would need to be in position in the Sea of Japan in order to track and hit the missiles in their ascent phase.

Guam's total population is 160,000. I think there is still time for other measures.

During the Vietnam War, the Air Force sent 155 B-52 bombers to Andersen to hit targets in Southeast Asia.

There are more than 75,000 US troops stationed in South Korea and Japan, along with more than 136,000 US civilians in South Korea.

Because Guam is a U.S. territory, the U.S. military may launch forces from there without worrying about upsetting a host nation that may object to U.S. actions.

Jeff Bell, 32, a civil and mechanical engineer, moved back to Guam seven years ago. I think everyone is trying to talk big and present a strong face. Tourism is the island's top industry, generating 60 percent of business revenue. "I just wanted to call and say hello". Military is only a small, tiny fraction of what Guam is. It's a beautiful island, peaceful people who are not interested in war. "We're a strategic location, but that's not all we are".

The Korean War began on June 25, 1950 when North Korea supported by the former Soviet Union and China, invaded South Korea which was being supported by the United States.

The video starts off with a quick demography lesson, reminding us how many people have come and gone in human history, and how many of us are living today.

No one is thinking that many will be unleashed by anyone.

US President Donald Trump has told Guam Governor Eddie Calvo over the phone that "You are safe".

Annette Shimizu, 52, a retired law enforcement officer, lives in Mangilao, a village on the east coast of Guam. The weapons are different, but the fundamental calculus isn't.

But islanders don't seem in a hurry to get ready.

"North Korea must make the right choice now and go for denuclearization", Cho added, suggesting the door for dialogue remains open between the two countries.