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North Korea Threatens Guam

We're not sure what direction this is going to take.

Had the missile flown on a flatter trajectory, it would have been able to reach major US cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago.

The US has warned the North its actions could mean the "end of its regime".

Alarming, yes. More troubling is how Trump arrived at his heated rhetoric. But issuing such an authorization has been a challenge for years between the White House and Congress. "The most powerful person in the world - his words reverberate all over the world".

Trump's critics were quick to pounce, suggesting he risked playing into North Korean efforts to divide the U.S. from its military-averse allies in Asia and reinforcing claims that Washington isn't interested in nuclear disarmament, and really wants to oust the Kim family dynasty.

He prefers to match crazy with crazy. To do otherwise invites potentially catastrophic consequences. "I may not have used those exact words, but I'm glad he spoke forcefully", one GOP national security aide says. "You gotta be ready to evacuate". Currency markets focused on the U.S. producer price index data due later in the session. The Defense Department's web page for the Nuclear Posture Review describes it as "legislatively mandated".

"The administration has done a good job up until now working closely with the Congress on their broader strategy". Fellow Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein said the situation needs diplomacy, "not saber rattling". "The DPRK regime's actions will continue to be grossly overmatched by ours and would lose any arms race or conflict it initiates". Though, in this case, seemingly not attained. Even some fellow Republicans criticized the president's language. As early as June 2015, Trump said, "Even our nuclear arsenal doesn't work".

Trump's threat blindsided Tillerson while he was in Asia, according to officials familiar with the timeline. But his lack of precision worries close observers of North Korea.

On the weekend, Trump's ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley pulled off a unanimous 15-0 victory on a Security Council resolution to impose $1 billion in economic sanctions against North Korea.

The two sides have no diplomatic relations, so they have no embassies in each other's capitals. During the Vietnam War, tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers were stationed on Guam.

Carl Peterson, president of Money Resources Inc., serves on the Guam Chamber of Commerce's Armed Forces Committee, expressed confidence in the U.S. military's defense capabilities.

Preparing for "fire and fury"? "His pathology here puts us at great risk".

The question remains: Are we about to get into a war with North Korea?

The Hwasong-12, which was revealed for the first time at a military parade in April, is an intermediate-range ballistic missile that is believed to have a radius of more than 3,700 kilometers (2,300 miles).

Not since George W Bush labelled North Korea part of an "axis of evil" has the nation had such a strong piece of presidential evidence to back up its argument that only nuclear and missile development can counter "hostile" US policies aimed at ending the rule of the latest member of the Kim family of dictators.

Andersen Air Force Base hosts a Navy helicopter squadron and Air Force bombers that rotate to Guam from the U.S. mainland. They do not inherently or expressly reflect the views, opinions and/or positions of iPolitics. This is a guy who, if he feels that, does he decide, 'OK, enough is enough'?

Experts panned Trump's boast of rapid improvements.

There was a hotline linking Seoul and Pyongyang, but North Korean leader Kim Jong Un severed the channel in 2013 and refused to restore it, said Gary Samore, a former senior White House adviser now with Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. The distinction makes all the difference. It cited a military statement made a day earlier, before Trump's remarks.

Crowley credits the Trump administration with prioritizing the North Korea issue and with successfully pressuring China to take a harder line toward its neighbor.

Eddie Calvo dismissed the North's statements, saying they came from a "positon of fear", Reuters reported. In its bombast, it resembled nothing so much as Kim Jong Un's regular denunciations of the United States, frantic and hyperbolic. Trump inherited this mess.

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