As Rhetoric Escalates, What Do We Know About North Korea's Nuclear Arsenal?

US President Donald Trump and Senator Mitch Mc Connell Feud

While experts estimate the consequences and economic impact of an imminent USA vs North Korea war, some Guamanians are stockpiling essentials to survive while taking shelter if Pyongyang makes good on its promise to strike the island.

No one really knows how close or how far we are from a possibly nuclear conflict with North Korea. Today, Naval Base Guam is the home port for four nuclear-powered fast attack submarines and two submarine tenders.

The U.S. military has said it plans to increase its presence on Guam and will move thousands of U.S. Marines now stationed in Japan to the island between 2024 and 2028.

"The circumstances are unfortunate but this is a good opportunity for us to educate the world about Guam and our culture, about where we are, and who we are", said Josh Tyquiengco, marketing director at Guam Visitors Bureau, the official agency for the island. About 7,000 USA soldiers and their families live on the island, which has a population of 160,000, according to the Associated Press. They're used to living with intimidation from North Korea, including in 2013 when Pyongyang warned that the island was within its "striking range". Spain's colonial rule continued until the USA took control in 1898 during the Spanish-American War.

Its two large US military bases occupy about one-third of the island. However, Guamanians are still not allowed to vote in the US presidential election. It has limited self-government, with a popularly elected governor, small legislature, and non-voting delegate in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The US stationed some of its atomic weapons in the South following the 1950-53 Korean War, but withdrew them in 1991 when two Koreas jointly declared they would make the peninsula nuclear-free.

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

There's a sense of patriotism among those who cite the island's history of Guam residents serving in the US military.

A key United States military stronghold, Guam was the departure point for US B-52 bombers that attacked Hanoi during the 1955-1975 Vietnam war.

During the Vietnam War, the Air Force sent 155 B-52 bombers to Guam to hit targets in Southeast Asia. It did so to compensate for USA forces diverted from other bases in the Asia-Pacific region to fight in the Middle East.

He noted that Guam had many buildings made to withstand powerful typhoons, but acknowledged that nothing can protect against a thermonuclear attack. A THAAD battery includes a truck-mounted launcher, tracking radar, interceptor missiles and an integrated fire control system.

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