Guam preps citizens on how to survive a nuclear attack

12 August, 2017, 16:20 | Author: Terri Saunders
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Adam Mount, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, told CNN the US military could use its THAAD defense system or Aegis destroyers to stop any North Korean projectiles.

Visitors from Korea were up 25 percent, while USA mainland visitor arrivals were up 14.9 percent over previous year. The report with the same headline was published by the Korea Times.

In 2016, the North Koreans released pictures of leader Kim Jong Un standing before a miniaturized nuclear device. It would be up to Kim whether the move is actually carried out.

"Military tension or an armed conflict on the Korean peninsula will not benefit any country", said the South Korean president's office following a meeting of the national security council.

Guam - only about 30 miles long and 4 miles across at its narrowest point - is located about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to the Philippines.

The full statement: "North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States". Its proximity to China, Japan, the Philippines and the Korean Peninsula has long made the island an essential possession of the USA military.

Naval Base Guam is an important outpost for USA fast-attack nuclear powered submarines that are a key means for gathering intelligence in the region, including off the Korean peninsula and in the South China Sea, where Beijing has been building military bases on man-made islands. It's unclear whether Japan would reposition any of its warships to defend the area around Guam. In 1950, an act of Congress made it an unincorporated organized territory of the United States.

And in bond markets, 10-year U.S. Treasuries and Germany's ultra-safe government bonds, known as Bunds, were trading at their highest prices since June. Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, General Dynamics and Northrop Grumman were all up, lifting the Dow Jones U.S. defense index 1.17 percent. The suffering of Guamanians during the occupation was acknowledged by the U.S. Congress previous year, in a bill providing for compensation to survivors.

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The tiny Pacific Ocean island is a USA territory 2,200 miles southeast of North Korea with about 160,000 residents and an Air Force base, a Navy base and a Coast Guard station. While already taking up 30 percent of the island, the American military has been seeking to increase its presence by relocating to Guam thousands of Marines who are now based in Okinawa, Japan.

Based on the flight time and altitude, it's clear that this missile could reach points along the U.S. West Coast and possibly even farther into the country.

"I feel that the presence of the military on Guam will help us a lot", said Ms Virgie Matson, 51, a resident of Dededo, Guam's most populated village. Its chief languages are English and Chamorro. "There are so many sights to be seen", he said.

The Thaad system, of which at least one is permanently based at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, could also take a shot. They are both managed under Joint Base Marianas.

"The United States will consider it an apparent attack if it lands within its territorial waters and, given the risks involved, will most likely try to shoot them down before they land anywhere close to Guam and its territorial sea", Lee told Reuters.

During the Vietnam War, the Air Force sent 155 B-52 bombers to Guam to hit targets in Southeast Asia. That base and U.S. Naval Base Guam are home to about 13,000 American military personnel. About 30 percent of it is controlled by US armed forces, including the Anderson Air Force Base, which hosts B52 bombers and fighter jets.

The U.S. island territory in the western Pacific Ocean is ringed by beaches, studded with palm trees and packed with bombs.

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