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North Korean Threat to Guam
« on: August 11, 2017, 12:19:00 AM »
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August 10, 2017

North Korea says Guam strike plan ready within days | CNN
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Hagatna, Guam (CNN)A North Korean plan to fire four missiles near the US Pacific territory of Guam will be ready for Kim Jong Un's consideration in days, state media has reported, as an unprecedented exchange of military threats between Washington and Pyongyang intensifies.

The intermediate-range missiles would be fired east and over Japan before landing around 30 to 40 kilometers (18 to 25 miles) off the coast of the tiny island if the plan is implemented, according to state-run KCNA. Guam is more than 3,000 kilometers from North Korea.

The plan is the latest provocation in a back-and-forth with Washington, which came to a boil on Tuesday when US President Donald Trump appeared to threaten nuclear war on the pariah state.
"North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States," Trump said. "They will be met with fire, fury and frankly power the likes of which this world has never seen before."


North Korea details Guam strike plan and calls Trump 'bereft of reason' | The Guardian
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North Korea has defied threats of “fire and fury” from Donald Trump, deriding his warning as a “load of nonsense” and announcing a detailed plan to launch missiles aimed at the waters off the coast of the US Pacific territory of Guam.

A statement attributed to General Kim Rak Gyom, the head of the country’s strategic forces, declared: “Sound dialogue is not possible with such a guy bereft of reason and only absolute force can work on him”. The general outlined a plan to carry out a demonstration launch of four intermediate-range missiles that would fly over Japan and then land in the sea around Guam, “enveloping” the island.

“The Hwasong-12 rockets to be launched by the KPA [Korean People’s Army] will cross the sky above Shimani, Hiroshima and Koichi prefectures of Japan,” the statement said. “They will fly for 3,356.7 km for 1,065 seconds and hit the waters 30 to 40km away from Guam.”

The statement said the plan for this show of force would be ready by the middle of this month and then await orders from the commander-in-chief, Kim Jong-un.


 A news bulletin shows the distance between North Korea and Guam at a railway station in Seoul. Photograph: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images
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Re: North Korean Threat to Guam
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2017, 12:25:39 AM »
We posted about the same time.  Can our threads be merged by the Mods?
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Smelled like... victory!

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Re: North Korean Threat to Guam
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2017, 12:32:14 AM »
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Re: North Korean Threat to Guam
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2017, 12:08:14 AM »
Guam, Japan prepare for possible North Korea missile launch | CNN - August 13, 2017
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Japan missile defense deployed

On Saturday, some of Japan's land-based Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile interceptors began arriving at Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) bases in three of the four prefectures any North Korean missiles would likely fly over en route to Guam.

Pyongyang identified three of those areas -- Shimane, Hiroshima and Kochi prefectures -- in its statement last week.

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Calls for calm

Chinese President Xi Jinping and other world leaders have called for calm as both Pyongyang and Washington upped their saber-rattling rhetoric.

On Friday, US President Donald Trump doubled down on his statement that he would unleash "fire and fury like the world has never seen" if Pyongyang continued its threats, saying in a tweet that "military solutions" were "locked and loaded" for use against North Korea.

According to a statement from China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Xi told Trump in a call between the two leaders Saturday all "relevant parties parties should exercise restraint and avoid words and actions that would escalate tensions on the Korean Peninsula."


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Tillerson, Mattis present united front on North Korea, urge China to act | CNN - August 14, 2017
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Top military official arrives in South Korea
The US' top military official, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph. Dunford arrived at Osan Air Base Monday, and is meeting with US Forces Korea leadership, and South Korea President Moon Jae-in.
Dunford's trip has been long scheduled and was not arranged in response to the North Korean nuclear threat.
A Defense Department statement said his visit aims to "reassure allies and improve military-to-military ties during a complicated time in the region." Dunford will visit also visit key ally Japan, as well as regional superpower China.