North Korea Threatens to Strike Guam

Army says the move would be meant to contain US bases there
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 8, 2017 7:05 PM CDT
FILE - This file photo distributed by the North Korean government shows what was said to be the launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile, ICBM, in North Korea's northwest, Tuesday, July...   (Uncredited)
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(Newser) – North Korea says it is examining its operational plans for attacking Guam to contain US bases there, the AP reports. The army said in a statement distributed Wednesday by the state-run news agency that it is studying a plan to create an "enveloping fire" in areas around Guam with medium- to long-range ballistic missiles. The US territory is home to Andersen Air Force Base. The statement says the move is in response to a recent US ICBM test.

It comes as President Donald Trump says North Korea "will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen" if it makes any more threats to the US. A Japanese defense paper and a US media report Tuesday said North Korea may have successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles. (Read more North Korea stories.)

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