USA forces `ready` to protect Guam against North Korea: White House

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Guam's economy is heavily dependent on tourism and a large USA military base, which occupies 30 percent of the island.

The plan calls for missiles to be fired into the sea about 40 kilometres from the coast of Guam. President Trump complimented Governor Guam on the beauty of the territory as well. "It looks lovely, you know I'm watching.it's such a big story in the news, it just looks like a attractive place".

Calvo concurred, giving Trump a tourism pitch and describing it as "paradise". "We've got 95 per cent occupancy and after all this stuff comes down we're going to have 110 per cent occupancy".

U.S. President Donald Trump told the Guam governor that "You are safe".

Officials sent out a two-page fact sheet Friday detailing what people should do in case of an attack. One part reads, "Do not look at the flash or fireball - it can blind you".

"Lie flat on the ground and cover your head".

The first part of the sheet lays out how to prepare for an attack by putting together emergency supply kits, making a plan for family members, and locating a concrete shelter. "I'm so thankful and I'm glad you're holding the helm sir". They should have had me eight years ago, somebody with my thought process, because that was the time.

"We are the best in the world by a factor of five", he says.

The phone call follows the President's latest tweet in which he wrote the military is "locked and loaded" if North Korea acts "unwisely".

If correct, and if the USA allows the missiles to launch in the first place, that leaves 17 minutes for tracking stations on land and sea - including the Pine Gap facility near Alice Springs - to calculate, target and try to destroy the missiles.

Tensions have escalated between the USA and North Korea as the communist regime continues testing and expanding its nuclear program, reporting this week that it can now fit nuclear warheads on missiles. He also boasted about the US' nuclear arsenal on Wednesday before adding that "hopefully we will never have to use" nuclear weapons.

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