"Guam is American soil and we have 200,000 Americans in Guam and the Marianas". "But it is our toehold in Asia and is very important strategically to USA interests". There are about 7,000 United States military personnel on Guam. "It turned out those officers didn't even know the US and Spain were at war", Ahmad says.
The threat was made by a North Korean Army Spokesman on Wednesday only hours after "fire and fury" threats were made by U.S. President Donald Trump. He says he feels like moving out of Guam. Trump said Tuesday that North Korea "will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen" if it makes any more threats to the U.S. Trump issued the warning during a briefing on opioid addiction at his golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey.
Guam Governor Eddie Calvo also released a statement ahead of a scheduled press conference this afternoon. I spoke to Joint Region Marianas Commander Rear Admiral Shoshana Chatfield who confirmed this with me.More news: This Week's GAME OF THRONES' Photos Are All Doom and Gloom
"My Homeland Security adviser, who is in communications with Homeland Security and the Department of Defense, notes there is no change in the threat level resulting from North Korea events". At the time, North Korea reacted by saying, "The [Democratic People's Republic of Korea] will sweep Guam, the base of provocations, from the surface of the earth". "We are not just a military installation", Calvo said.
Gov. Eddie Calvo of Guam said on Wednesday North Korea's warning of a possible missile strike on the U.S. Pacific territory was no threat.