USA territory issues advice for potential nuclear strike

Trump: North Korea will be met with

In fact, North Korea's weapons are in many ways more closely related to the nuclear weapons dropped by America at the end of World War II than they are to modern nuclear warheads. They called on all parties to de-escalate.

Last night North Korea dismissed as a "load of nonsense" warnings by U.S. President Donald Trump that it would face "fire and fury" if it threatened the United States, and outlined on Thursday detailed plans for a missile strike near the Pacific territory of Guam.

Earlier in the week, Mr Trump said North Korea would face "fire and fury like the world has never seen" if Pyongyang continues to provoke, then boasted on Twitter that the USA nuclear arsenal is "far stronger and more powerful than ever before".

Meanwhile, officials in Hawaii have revealed how they plan to respond in the event of a North Korean attack, CNN reports.

With liberals back in charge in South Korea, Seoul is making peace offerings to its archrivals, but the North isn't biting.

The tiny US territory of Guam came under the global spotlight after North Korea said Wednesday that it's studying whether to launch a missile test toward the island. "If you (were to) pull (the US) out of Japan and South Korea it's the next best location in the Pacific", says Schuster. "Because things will happen to them like they never thought possible".

"If they did launch they could potentially wipe out cities in South Korea and Japan, and in the longer term maybe reach the U.S. West Coast and even further inland", said Hans Kristensen, director of the Nuclear Information Program at the Federation of American Scientists.

Following the North's second ICBM test, Moon took a hard line, ordering his military to schedule talks with Washington on allowing heavier warheads for South Korean missiles and to work with USA military commanders on adding launchers to a US missile-defense system based in South Korea.

Residents in Guam are increasingly concerned over the heightened tensions but are not panicking. They hold the US partly responsible, saying Trump's heated rhetoric is fueling the flames.

"The US military want to bring a missile defence shield here, but man, how you gonna stop 100 missiles raining down on us here?"

However, he expressed some concern over the recent statements of some US politicians, singling out Republican US Senator Lindsey Graham.

China's tourism authority has not published a breakdown of the total number of Chinese visitors to North Korea since 2012, when it said 237,000 made the trip.

Donald Trump has warned that any aggression from North Korea would be met with "fire and fury" and added that the USA military was "locked and loaded".

The US Department of Defense reiterated its capability to counter North Korean aggression. "If South Korea and Japan say we could (launch attacks) out of there, taking out Guam becomes nearly meaningless".

Guamanians have served in all major US wars since World War II and see military service as a source of pride.

No, the Electoral College system does not provide for residents of U.S. Territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and the U.S. Minor Outlying Islands) to vote for President. Inflammatory rhetoric on both sides will make that more likely.

Last month, North Korea carried out two successful tests of an intercontinental ballistic missile, bringing much of the United States mainland within its range.

Cicilline said Trump's bellicose language against North Korea has raised alarms around the world, adding that "if the president will not defuse this situation, then Congress must".

The way to avert a war with North Korea is to have a conversation, and that's not happening, Hecker said.

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