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Should you be anxious about a nuclear war with North Korea?

Guam aerial view Donald Trump threatens North Korea with 'fire and fury like the world has never seen'
Marlene Weaver | 11 August, 2017, 01:24

An attack by Rockwell B-1 Lancer supersonic heavy bombers from Andersen Air Force Base in the U.S. territory of Guam makes up a major part of the plan, senior acting and retired military officials told NBC news. "It seems the U.S.is one step closer to engaging in military conflict with North Korea".

Trump's language towards North Korea has become increasingly hard-edged since Pyongyang carried out a pair of successful intercontinental ballistic missile tests (ICBM) in July, which put the USA mainland in range for the first time.

Express EPA North Korea to Guam: How far is North Korea from Guam?

Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, General Dynamics and Northrop Grumman all rose and the Dow Jones U.S. defense index was up 1.6 percent after hitting a record high.

Whether Guam is facing potential man-made or natural threats, Calvo said the island knows how to be resilient and plan for any contingency.

Kotok said Trump's aggressive threats are a stark departure from Teddy Roosevelt's famous approach of "walk softly and carry a big stick". "Obviously we are looking at the increased tensions between the USA and North Korea", said Brad Bechtel, managing director FX at Jefferies in NY. "They are here to protect the islands, just in case something happens". "And it threatens the peace of the region, the peace of the world".

"North Korea has always threatened other countries".

LONDON, Aug 9 (Reuters) - European shares fell back on Wednesday as geopolitical tensions sent all major benchmarks into negative territory, accompanied by a slight uptick in volatility in what is typically a quiet period of summer trading for the market.

Despite the increasing danger of North Korean aggression, there are not yet any signs of panic on the tropical island of Guam.

Guam's Homeland Security Adviser George Charfauros says officials there are confident "the U.S. Department of Defense is monitoring this situation very closely and is maintaining a condition of readiness".

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Silence from Trump would have had a more "powerful impact", Cohen said Wednesday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." The threat does not say they will fire missiles. "The United States might make a mistake on the [Demilitarised Zone]", Daryl Kimball, of U.S. think tank Arms Control Association, told the BBC. For years, North Korea has claimed Guam is within its missiles' striking distance, making furious statements each time when the USA flew powerful bombers from the island's air base to the Korean Peninsula.

FILE - In this July 4, 2017, file photo distributed by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second from right, inspects the preparation of the launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in North Korea's northwest.

Andersen Air Force Base houses a Navy helicopter squadron and Air Force bombers that rotate to Guam from the USA mainland, including the B-2 stealth bomber, B-1 and B-52.

Because Guam is a US territory, the USA military may launch forces from there without worrying about upsetting a host nation that may object to US actions.

The US reportedly has a plan for a preemptive strike on North Korean missile sites with bombers stationed in Guam, should Donald Trump order it. This is the judgment made by the service personnel of the KPA Strategic Force.

"North Korea had best not make any more threats to the United States".

Trump issued the warning during a briefing on opioid addiction at his golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey.

As one anonymous United States military official told Reuters news agency: "Just because the rhetoric goes up, doesn't mean our posture changes".

In fact, this is why North Korea has been trying so hard to become a nuclear-armed power.

Carl Schuster, a Hawaii Pacific University professor and former director of operations at the U.S. Pacific Command's Joint Intelligence Center, told CNN a single ship equipped with Aegis could probably take out two missiles.

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