July 23, 2018

North Korea looking at plan to strike United States territory of Guam

13 August 2017, 03:20 | Devin Moran

North Korea Warns It Is Considering A Missile Attack On Guam

US sent two bombers to Korea this week: official

Guam is located in the western Pacific Ocean, around 3,379 kilometres from North Korea, and is within the range of its medium and long-range missiles.

It was from Andersen AFB that two B1-B bombers flew on Monday in a 10-hour mission that included flying with Japanese F-2 fighters in Japanese airspace, and then with South Korean F-15 fighters in that country's airspace.

Calls to beef up the military capabilities of the country come as Washington and Seoul confirmed plans to carry out massive wargames later this month.

Fox News reports that Japan lies only about 620 miles to the east of North Korea, which has conducted numerous missile tests this year.

Those urging firmer action assert that a military buildup in and around South Korea could give economic sanctions and diplomacy more time to work while providing American negotiators with more leverage.

Called Ulchi-Freedom Guardian, the exercises are expected to run from August 21-31 and involve tens of thousands of American and South Korean troops on the ground and in the sea and air.

"I think what the president was doing was sending a strong message to North Korea in language that Kim Jung Un would understand, because he doesn't seem to understand diplomatic language", said Tillerson.

The rotations also came as North Korea increasingly upped the ante in the standoff over its development of nuclear weapons.

That means locals living on the small island, a USA territory, will have even less time to react as news of a launch by Kim Jong-un filters through.

Still, a certain island calm prevails amid the tensions between Washington and Pyongyang.

The Australian government failed to respond to questions regarding preparations for a nuclear attack from North Korea.

"My first order as President was to renovate and modernise our nuclear arsenal".

With North Korea threatening a missile strike on the USA territory of Guam, here is an overview of USA forces in the region.

"Now is the right time to actively look at bringing back tactical nuclear weapons", Chung Woo-taik, floor leader of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party, told Reuters.

Still, Bermudez, said, North Korea is "on track" to figure it out. "I want to ensure we are prepared for any eventuality".

Tensions between the two countries have risen markedly in the last few days after North Korea warned the USA of a "severe lesson" following United Nations action against it. President Donald Trump, in turn, warned any threats to the U.S. from North Korea would be met with "fire and fury". North Korea has been increasingly sensitive to the exercises lately because they reportedly include training for "decapitation strikes" to kill Kim Jong Un and his top lieutenants. We want our island-style groove just like we always have.

'A catastrophe is looming, ' the South's top-selling Chosun daily said in an editorial this week.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in believes the best way to solve the North Korean nuclear crisis is engagement of the sort that two past liberal leaders used to win historic summits with Pyongyang. Three weeks later, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriage was legal throughout the U.S., including all its territories.

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

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