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North Korea Threatens to Strike Guam

Posted August 8, 2017, 04:15 PM HST
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Earlier today, US President Donald Trump warned North Korea that any threat to the United States would be met with “fire and fury.”

A spokesman for the Korean People’s Army said the strike plan will be “put into practice in a multi-current and consecutive way at any moment” once leader Kim Jong Un makes a decision.

North Korea responded a few hours later, in statements on state-run TV, saying it is “carefully examining” a plan to strike the US Pacific territory of Guam with missiles.

In the statement, a spokesman for the Korean People’s Army said the strike plan will be “put into practice in a multi-current and consecutive way at any moment” once leader Kim Jong Un makes a decision.

According to an NBC news article, Trump’s remarks came hours after reports that North Korea had developed a nuclear weapon small enough to fit on a missile. Last month, North Korea proved its missile capabilities have reached a point where US cities are within “target range.”

“North Korea had best not make any more threats to the United States,” the president said in a news conference held in New Jersey today. “They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.” He added that Kim Jong Un “has been very threatening beyond a normal state.”

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With tensions rising with North Korea, it has lead Hawaiʻi officials to come up with a plan. Last month, the Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency announced plans for a public information and education campaign related to the ballistic missile threat from North Korea. The plan includes instructions for Hawaiʻi residents and tourists on what to do if a ballistic missile attack is detected.

In April of this year, officials with the State Emergency Management Agency said the threat of North Korea actually firing a nuclear missile at Hawaiʻi is extremely small; but “yet with the unpredictable leadership of North Korea, Hawaiʻi needs to take steps to prepare just in case.”

Military experts estimate a missile from North Korea would take between 12-20 minutes to reach Hawaiʻi.

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John S Spurlock Let emAugust 08, 2017 04:37pm
Jade England So many Innocents just because they wanna show who got the Biggest Guns...ugh...Pitiful why don't they just jump in a Ring and Box out their Differences...then the Truth be ToldAugust 08, 2017 04:53pm
Donald Klees Can you say land of glass!? That's what will become of N. Korea if the bad haircut kid acts out and it will be over very quickly.August 08, 2017 05:15pm
Miriam E Shaw 45 Better keep the fall out inside n Korea and not in China or all hell could break out.August 08, 2017 05:52pm
Megrez Mraz Bullshit. The only one pushing for war with someone, anyone, is Trump.August 08, 2017 06:19pm
Les Miller So what is Shitz and Crazy Mazie proposing? Is this a global warming issue? Getting real now. Gonna take big boy pants to deal with this not the Hawaii JV teamAugust 08, 2017 07:31pm
Mel Davis Fuck the rubber boots..were doom 🤡August 08, 2017 07:36pm
MaryElizabeth Ferla-Brown I feel sorry for the person right now having to explain to 45 that Guam is part of the U.S.August 08, 2017 11:08pm
Susan John Fryer Chicken shits start trouble then run and you could whoop either of those over grown slobs and if you need help we'd be glad to be there for you. If we can't take care of ourselves and America then? John's opinion.August 09, 2017 12:52am
Maurice Florance III sure sureAugust 09, 2017 03:45am
Danny Dehenzel Mental illnessAugust 09, 2017 04:01am
Jimmy Garrison Bring it on! We have the finest missile defense system in place on Kauai at the Pacific missile range! We have nuke subs sitting one minute from N Korean airspace. Any attempt by N Korea to engage the US in war is futile, the little guy knows this, he's just posturing for his sheep.... or he's suicidal!August 09, 2017 05:13am
Vaneissa Ducosin Venus God I pray for the innocence!August 09, 2017 05:22am
Donalda Kyryluk Maunakea Trump is trying to take attention away from the Russian investigation, things are heating up and his big mouth is going off.August 09, 2017 09:23am
Vince Jessop Thunder Birds are go.August 09, 2017 01:38pm
John Bruce Because, "why not?"August 09, 2017 02:43pm
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