Coloradans with family in Guam anxious about North Korea threats

Lewis said she first heard of the threats last week.

Tough talk aside, talks between senior USA and North Korean diplomats continue through a back channel previously used to negotiate the return of Americans held in North Korea. It has a population of around 163,000 - comparable to a small city in the Midwest. "We are not just a military installation".

"It's a source of concern that's why the Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) leaders or foreign ministers discussed it thoroughly and came up with a statement".

Gilbert's son, Christian Slagle, is in the U.S. Air Force.

Helicopters could be seen in the skies above Guam this morning as military officials conducted training in Barrigada.

"If it (North Korea's ballistic missile) disintegrates in the atmosphere potentially, debris would have shattered that could scatter around the area or its trajectory". Both of these factors were specifically cited by the North Korean military spokesman who delivered the missile threat to Guam.

President Donald Trump is warning of severe consequences if North Korea attacks Guam.

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HAGATNA, Guam-This western Pacific island is used to weathering destructive tropical storms that roll through at this time of year.

Malacañang on Thursday said contingency plans are in place in case a crisis hits Guam, the tiny United States territory recently thrust into the middle of the growing tension between the U.S. and North Korea. Calvo stressed in a statement that there was no imminent threat to the safety of residents or visitors.

"There's been a lot of rhetoric coming out", Calvo said at a news conference Wednesday.

He concluded, "May God bless the people of Guam, and may God bless America".

On Thursday, Japan stated it also stands ready to protect Guam in the event of a North Korean attack. She fears that even a failed attempt on that country's part could spiral into something much more damaging to many more people beyond Guam.

The United States moved a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) unit to Andersen in response and conducted show-of-force B-52 bomber flights.

When asked about China's role in the situation, Tenorio responded, "Really the demon here is not the president or China". But that doesn't mean we don't have questions; namely, what threat are we facing and what does Guam have to do with all of this, anyway?

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