Guam residents stoic in face of threat

Patrice Gainsbourg
Agosto 13, 2017

Mr. Moon's office did not reveal what the step-by-step measures were or whether the South would be informed in advance should the United States, for instance, attempt a surgical strike at a North Korean missile site - an action that analysts say could escalate into an armed conflict.

The American military presence on Guam consists of two bases - Andersen Air Force Base in the north and Naval Base Guam in the south - which are home to 7,000 US troops.

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It was not the first time Guam has been put on notice and similar threats made since 2013 led to the US military permanently deploying a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor system on the tiny island.

Chung Eui-yong, the top national security adviser for President Moon Jae-in of South Korea, talked on the phone with his American counterpart, Gen. H. R. McMaster, on Friday morning.

North Korea, a reclusive nation with an underdeveloped economy and few allies, sees its nuclear arsenal as protection against the United States and its partners in Asia. In a statement this week, Bordallo called North Korea's threat to target Guam "dangerous", saying she has discussed threats with Mattis and other defense leaders, who have "consistently reassured me that Guam is protected". "If you (were to) pull (the US) out of Japan and South Korea it's the next best location in the Pacific", says Schuster.

SEJONG - S. Korea's overseas direct investment fell slightly in the second quarter from a year earlier due to a drop in investments to China and Vietnam, government data showed Friday.

USA forces on the island were not immediately available for comment. President William McKinley ordered Guam to be ruled by the U.S. Navy.

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Trump said the North Korean dictator had "disrespected our country greatly". "They are here to protect the islands, just in case something happens". The tourist district of Tumon, home to many of Guam's hotels and resorts, is in between. Now, about 160,000 people live on Guam.

The official languages of Guam are English and Chamorro, which means 'noble.' It's a Malayo-Polynesian language that has incorporated Spanish words over time. The air base was built in 1944, when the US was preparing to send bombers to Japan during World War II. The naval base, located on the southwest part of the territory, has nuclear-powered submarines.

Along with the USA personnel on the island, there are about 7,100 of their family members as well as 6,700 civilian Defense Department workers and their dependents, according to Logan.

Andersen Air Force Base hosts a Navy helicopter squadron and Air Force bombers that rotate to Guam from the USA mainland. 2, 1990, beginning a protracted involvement of the U.S.in the Middle East.

Though tensions have been building for months amid new missile tests by the North, including the launch of its first intercontinental ballistic missile, the pace has intensified since the U.N. Security Council on Saturday passed sweeping new sanctions Trump had requested.

As part of its defenses on Guam, the USA installed a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system in 2013.

The United Nations this month tightened sanctions on Pyongyang after it tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles created to carry nuclear warheads to the United States.

Governor Eddie Calvo describes his island to those who don't know it as a "mini Hawaii" and puts the chances of a direct missile hit at a million-to-one because of the multi layers of Pacific defences, the last being those on Guam itself.

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