Japan deploys missile defence over N Korea threat to Guam

'North Korean missiles can reach Guam in 14 minutes'

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 USA troops. But residents are increasingly anxious over Washington's escalating war of words with North Korea.

Guam has posted emergency guidelines to help residents prepare for any potential nuclear attack as North Korea threatens to fire missiles at the US Pacific territory.

"Since May, the U.S. has conducted 11 drills of such a raid, in which the bombers, taking off from the Pacific island Guam, would take out targets with precisely guided missiles", the report said.

About 160,000 people live on the island, which extends about 12 miles at its widest. 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. The tourist district of Tumon, home to many of Guam's hotels and resorts, is in between. Protecting the island is the U.S. Army's Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, which is used to shoot down ballistic missiles.

The possibility of a nuclear confrontation is considered remote but global alarm has been escalating in recent days.

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Guam's faced previous threats of a rocket attack from North Korea, which has been conducting frequent tests of its nuclear missile capability. The commander added, "They will fly for 3,356.7 km for 1,065 seconds and hit the waters 30 to 40 km away from Guam".

It's not the first time North Korea has threatened Guam, which is a crucial, strategic hub for US forces in the Pacific. The U.S. bases another TPY-2 at Andersen Air base in Guam. Three weeks later, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriage was legal throughout the U.S., including all its territories.

Guam is home to about 163,000 people and a U.S. military base.

A boy plays near the World War II remnants of a torpedo at Asan Memorial Park on the island of Guam.

"I'm glad you're holding the helm, Sir", he said.

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This is the first time Park can recall North Korea publicly and explicitly threatening Guam.

The U.S. keeps a Naval base and Coast Guard station in the south, and an Air Force base in the north that saw heavy use during the Vietnam War. "I feel safe with our military presence here - Andersen and the Navy". The 163,000 residents that make up Guam's population, which includes 6,000 US service members, are considered USA citizens. Spain's colonial rule continued until the US took control in 1898 during the Spanish-American War. Located on the northeast side of the island, the Air Force base retains a fleet of B52 bombers and fighter jets. Guam was also a refueling and transfer spot for people heading to Southeast Asia, and many refugees fleeing Saigon were evacuated through Guam. However, Guamanians are still not allowed to vote in the USA presidential election.

Guamanians have served in all major US wars since World War II and see military service as a source of pride. The U.S. took back control of Guam on July 21, 1944.

"In many ways the pattern of belligerent rhetoric and weapons demonstrations is similar to previous years, and ... there are multiple actions the US or North Korea could take before ... targeting the other with a missile", Alison Evans, deputy head of the Asia-Pacific desk at HIS Markit's Country Risk team, told the Post.

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.

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