AFP calls N.Korea's missile launch to affect PH, 'remote'

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"In this case, it's Kim Jong-un and the North Korean regime".

"And I also want to remind the national media that Guam is American soil, and we have 200,000 Americans in Guam and the Marinas", he said. "According to Guam population statistics there are about 42 thousand ethnic Filipinos around half of them are United States citizens only and there are those 24 thousand who are Filipino passport holders or dual citizens", he said.

Calvo said there was "concern and worry" among the people of Guam but "no panic". An attack or threat on Guam is a threat or attack on the United States. Lt. Gov. Ray Tenorio (R-Guam) told the FOX Business Network's Maria Bartiromo of Mornings with Maria, that though they have not been in direct contact with President Trump about the threat, "We are in communication with the Department of Defense, through the Joint Region Marianas, we're in contact with the military leaders here, Admiral Chatfield of the U.S. Navy and of course are corresponding with our civil defense and Homeland Security".

An academic says Guam is being used as a pawn in the confrontation between the North Korea and the United States.

Padilla expressed confidence that there "is still a lot of room for dialogue" to thwart North Korea's plan, citing the presence of Pyongyang's foreign minister at the Asean meeting in Manila last week as a "positive sign".

With no choice but to deal directly with North Korea's ceaseless warmongering, Washington could only try to get its allies behind its cause of keeping the world safe from nuclear annihilation through the power of the spoken word and not much else.

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The U.S.is working on its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, otherwise known as THAAD. For that reason Coffman advises that even if North Korea launches missiles into waters near Guam, it should not automatically trigger a war.

In so doing, it would prevent a scenario straight from "Dr. Strangelove: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb".

"The people of Guam be ready".

North Korea has threatened a missile strike against the USA territory of Guam as tensions continue to mount, even suggesting a mid-August timeline.

A separate statement from the North Korean General Staff released on the same day mentioned comments by Senator Lindsey Graham and Joint Chiefs Chairman James Dunford and threatened to "turn the USA mainland into the theater of a nuclear war" with a "pre-emptive retaliatory operation of justice" but did not refer to President Trump's comments.

The US President Donald Trump says he'll respond to any threat from North Korea with fire and fury.

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