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Where Is Guam? Will North Korea Strike?

The area has a large U.S. military presence


Where is Guam?

Where Is GuamNorth Korea has threatened to launch a strike on the U.S. territory with “medium-to-long-range strategic ballistic missiles,” according to KCNA. Guam has a large military presence, and the Asian country is considering attacking Andersen Air Force Base “to send a serious warning signal to the US.”

The U.S. island territory is located in Micronesia, in the Western Pacific. Guam is roughly 2,131 miles away from North Korea, making it the closest piece of U.S. territory to the Asian country.

The threat comes following statements from President Donald Trump that have enraged Kim Jong Un and other North Korean leaders, including Trump’s warning that threatening the U.S. would see North Korea “face fire and fury like the world has never seen.”

Guam governor Eddie Baza Calvo reassured the island that the threat level from North Korea has not changed and there is no current threat in the island or the Marianas.

“I also want to remind national media that Guam is American soil and we have 200,000 Americans in Guam and the Marianas. We are not just a military installation,” he added.

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