October 23, 2017

US, Japanese troops begin joint military exercise amid North Korea threat

11 August 2017, 10:52 | Silvia Roy

350 airmen from Ellsworth serving on Guam

Ellsworth bombers deployed to Guam

The Philippine consulate in Agana responded to North Korea's threat to fire missiles near the United States territory of Guam with an emergency contingency plan to help the thousands of Filipinos there respond to an attack.

"My guess is Kim Jong Un will deliver on this threat", Congressman Mike Coffman, who represents Aurora and sits on the Armed Services Committee said.

"I believe we might need a complete defense reform at the level of a rebirth instead of making some improvements or modifications", the president said while meeting with six new top commanders of the three armed services in a promotion ceremony held at the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae. DPRK stands for North Korea's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

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Analista said North Korea's threat to bomb the U.S. territory worry Filipinos there but it there is no disruption in their daily life for now.

North Korea's announcement warned that it is preparing a plan to fire four of its Hwasong-12 missiles over Japan and into waters around the tiny island, which hosts 7,000 USA military personnel on two main bases and has a population of 160,000.

Seoul hopes to increase the payload to at least 1,000 kilograms, which many experts say may be enough to destroy the North's deep-situated bunkers.

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"Another task is that we must build self-reliant defense capabilities", he told the new military leaders.

South Korea on Friday rejected North Korea's claim that 12 North Korean women, who defected to the South en masse past year, were forced to be married in the South to give a false impression of better settlement.

On Thursday, the North's military rolled out a more detailed plan, threatening to simultaneously fire four Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missiles that will fly over Japan and land in waters just 30-40 kilometers off the Pacific island.

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