Guam: Small But Important Piece of US Territory in Pacific

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He said the North would finalize a plan by mid-August to fire four mid-range missiles hitting waters 30 to 40 kilometers (19 to 25 miles) away from the island.

"[It's] pretty automatic that if there are any threats, especially for those who are in affected areas, they have contingency plans for those things", he said.

Meanwhile, Abella assured the safety and protection of migrant Filipino workers now in Guam following North Korea's airstrike threat on the USA territory.

The United States has maintained a regular bomber presence in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region since 2004.

Her son responded by forwarding a letter the governor of Guam had sent out, reassuring there was no imminent threat.

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My Homeland Security Advisor who is in communications with Homeland Security and Department of Defense notes that there is no change in threat level resulting from North Korea events. They have said that America will be defended. "They are here to protect the islands, just in case something happens". We are not just a military installation.

North Korea assured the ASEAN it will be a "responsible nuclear power" and will pose no threat to other countries - unless they join forces with the United States.

I also want to remind national media that Guam is American soil and we have 200,000 Americans in Guam and the Marianas.

"I feel that the presence of the military on Guam will help us a lot", said Virgie Matson, 51, a resident of Dededo, Guam's most populated village.

North Korean state media reported on Thursday plans for the strike would be ready by mid-August and will await the orders of the "commander-in-chief of the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) nuclear force", understood to be Kim Jong Un.

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