3.5mn N.Koreans sign up to fight against US

Pauline Gross
August 12, 2017

Jenna Gaminde told a press briefing on Thursday that the residents would be immediately notified by the 15 All-Hazards Alert Warning System sirens, located in low-lying areas throughout the island, the Pacific Daily News reported.

Pyongyang stepped up its bellicose rhetoric this week, threatening to target waters off Guam with intermediate range missiles.

"Our office will be notified from the military and will utilize all forms of mass communication to get the message out to the public", Gaminde said.

"Local media, village mayors and social media would be used to disseminate information".

Japan is now planning to purchase three RQ-4 high-altitude long-endurance drones from the United States, nearly certainly with North Korea in mind.

However, as customers sip on their coffee and grab lunch, Kim Jong Un's threat is what many are talking about.

The South Korean official said member states of ARF reaffirmed it shared the common goal of the worldwide communities to "achieve a complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea in a peaceful manner".

"We always maintain a high state of readiness", Kuntz said.

Local and federal officials said there's no change in threat level and all operations continue as normal. The Navy and Air Force fall under Joint Region Marianas command.

3.5mn N.Koreans sign up to fight against US

For years, North Korea has claimed Guam is within its missiles' striking distance, making furious statements each time when the US flew powerful bombers from the island's air base to the Korean Peninsula. It's not enough. In the event of war, North Korea's rocket forces-and possibly its nuclear weapons-will scatter to avoid detection.

Carl Peterson, president of Money Resources Inc., serves on the Guam Chamber of Commerce's Armed Forces Committee, expressed confidence in the US military's defense capabilities. "The U.S. came here because I think they wanted the land and they helped us out with the Japanese, because I think they wanted the land".

The defence ministry started deploying the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) system in Shimane, Hiroshima and Kochi in western Japan, which Pyongyang warned could be along its missiles' flight path, public broadcaster NHK said.

Japan's ability to destroy North Korean missiles in its airspace as they are ascending has been called into question.

Pretty much zero. The skyward approach of a North Korean missile travelling from the Korean Peninsula at supersonic speed to, say, Sydney, covering 8521km in 30 minutes would be next to unstoppable. The Hwasong-12 it has threatened to lob toward Guam has failed three out of four tests.

The exercises are an annual event, but come as Pyongyang says it is readying a plan to fire off four Hwasong-12 missiles toward the tiny island, which is US territory and major military hub.

In 2013, state media cited leader Kim Jong Un as having ordered his military to prepare plans on launching strikes on USA military bases in Guam, Hawaii and South Korea as well as the American mainland.

The last time Guam feared a North Korean attack, in 2013, tensions eventually simmered down because then US President Barack Obama's administration avoided a verbal war with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the newspaper said.

"Most people that live here, they've heard this before", said Aaron Burger, who's lived here more than a decade.

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