Guam Residents Fear Attack After North Korea Issues Threat
HAGATNA, Guam — Residents of the US territory Guam say they’re afraid after being caught in the middle of rising tensions between President Donald Trump and North Korea, but Gov. Eddie Calvo reassured his constituents that there is no threat to the island.
The North Korean army said Wednesday it’s examining operational plans for attacking the island, a military hub about 1,500 miles (2,400 kilometers) south of Tokyo in the Pacific Ocean.
“An attack or threat to Guam is a threat or attack on the United States,” said Calvo, who said he spoke with White House officials Monday morning. “They have said that America will be defended.”
North Korea said it mastered a crucial technology needed to strike the US with a nuclear missile. In response, Trump threatened the communist country “with fire and fury.”