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North Korea Gets Specific With Its Guam Threat

Aug 10, 2017 | 21:10 GMT
The city of Tamuning is on the island of Guam, a U.S. territory in the Western Pacific.

On Aug. 10, Guam's governor said the U.S. territory was well-equipped to handle any North Korean strike thanks to robust infrastructure that had survived earthquakes and typhoons.

(ROBERT TENORIO/AFP/Getty Images)

North Korea has released specific details of its plan to strike the U.S. territory of Guam. According to comments attributed to Gen. Kim Rak Gyom, commander of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army, the military is drawing up plans for a four-missile salvo of Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missiles to fly over Japan and land about 17 minutes later 30-40 kilometers (18-25 miles) from the island of Guam. The plan will be prepared and presented to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by mid-August, after which Pyongyang will "keep closely watching the speech and behavior of the U.S."...

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