South Korea needs own nukes: Korean media

A man walks past the Seoul office of the Guam Visitors Bureau in Seoul

A man walks past the Seoul office of the Guam Visitors Bureau in Seoul

The fact sheets did not seem to cause any widespread anxiety or affect day-to-day Guam life. The place fills up fast with locals and military personnel, "kind of a little bit of everything", says Monique Genereux, who opened the bar and restaurant a few years ago.

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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In addition to the military presence, Guam also relies heavily on tourism to boost its economy, attracting more than 1.5 million visitors drawn to its pristine beaches and luxury resorts in 2016.

At the time North Korea said it was launching a telecommunications satellite, but Washington, Seoul and Tokyo believed Pyongyang was testing an intercontinental ballistic missile.

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"This time, the North Korean threat is different, and more worrisome because North Korea's Guam-specific threat was reportedly in reaction to President Trump's statement saying: 'North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States". It noted which weapons it would use (intermediate range ballistic missiles), how many of them (four) - and the timing: sometime before the end of this month. Here are five things you might not know about the territory.

"We are prepared for any eventuality, more so than any other American community", he said.

Six B-1B bombers, each capable of carrying up to 84 missiles, are stationed at Guam's military base.

The naval base is an important outpost for USA fast-attack submarines that are a key means for gathering intelligence in the region, including the Korean peninsula and the South China Sea where China has been building military bases on man-made islands.

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Aircraft from Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533 stand on the runway at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

The U.S. took control of Guam in 1898, when Spanish authorities surrendered to the U.S. Navy.

It's not the first time North Korea has threatened Guam, which is a crucial, strategic hub for USA forces in the Pacific. "Strategically, it's a flawless spot".

The possibility of escalation is made even more acute by the lack of any means of official communication across the Demilitarized Zone, though there has been no easing of the barrage of inflammatory comments in the US and the North since new sanctions against North Korea were announced last week.

Authorities said the regional tensions had not dampened tourists' appetite for the island.

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Turnbull added: "If North Korea decides to carry out some of its violent threats, then obviously bad consequences will follow". But asked whether the United States was ready if North Korea did commit a hostile act, he responded: 'We are ready'.

"I've had a couple customers say that if it happens and we find out we have 10 minutes left, we're gonna come down here and have some drinks with you guys!" says Genereux. State-run media ensure that the population gets the North Korean side of the story, but don't convey any sense of global concern about the situation.

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