HAGATNA, Guam (AP) The U.S. military has an enormous presence on the Pacific island of Guam where residents were reacting to North Korea’s threats to fire nuclear bombs at the U.S. territory.
Residents feel a strong sense of patriotism and confidence in the American military.
Residents woke up Thursday, August 10, to another pointed threat from the Korean government, which vowed to complete a plan to attack waters near the island by mid-August. North Korea officials said they would create an “enveloping fire” around Guam.
Many across the island said they felt assured and protected by the military.
The American military presence on Guam consists of two bases: Andersen Air Force Base in the north and Naval Base Guam in the south.
The possibility of a nuclear confrontation was considered remote. But international alarm escalated when President Donald Trump dug in on threats of military action.