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

(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.

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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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