Abella: Plans in place if North Korea strikes near Guam

A U.S. B-1B bomber flies over Korea along with a South Korean F-15K fighter

A U.S. B-1B bomber flies over Korea along with a South Korean F-15K fighter

He said the North would finalize a plan by mid-August to fire four mid-range missiles hitting waters 30 to 40 kilometers (19 to 25 miles) away from the island.

Throughout the mission, which lasted about 10 hours, the aircrews practiced intercept and formation training, Pacific Air Forces officials said, enabling them to enhance their combined capabilities and tactical skills while also strengthening the long-standing military-to-military relationships in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

"I have peace because I know that he is in God's hands and honestly the leaders of our government right now are the type of men who are going to take care of this situation", she said.

I am working with Homeland Security, the Rear Admiral, and the United States to ensure our safety.

Amid rising tensions between the US and North Korea, Malacanang on Thursday assured the public the government is prepared for possible missile attacks near Guam by North Korea.

Tensions between North Korea and the USA have escalated in the past months, with the hermit state refusing to pull the plug on its nuclear program despite heavy economic sanctions from the global community. They have said that America will be defended.

"I feel that the presence of the military on Guam will help us a lot", said Virgie Matson, 51, a resident of Dededo, Guam's most populated village. We are not just a military installation. In 2013, state media cited leader Kim Jong Un as having ordered his military to prepare plans on launching strikes on US military bases in Guam, Hawaii and South Korea as well as the American mainland.

Guam has been a major base for US military aircraft since World War II.

My office will continue to provide information to our community.

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