The North Korean military is carefully examining plans to attack Anderson Air Force base in Guam, located in the Pacific Ocean, about 2.100 miles from the Korean peninsula.
The missile the DPRK is planning to use can reach Guam in approximately 18 minutes. The Anderson Air Force base is one of the two American military bases on the island. The Americans have about 200.000 people living in Guam and the Marianas. Guam alone has about 6.000 military servicemen living @ the so-called tourist resort-island.
Guam is the most western US territory that has major nuclear armed military bases, next to Japan and South Korea. There are, however, political complications in launching strikes from US bases hosted by allies closer to Pyongyang, should the USA retaliate to North Korea’s latest threats.
The US Department of Defense reiterated its capability to counter North Korean aggression. One of these systems is THAAD, which is designed to shoot down medium and intermediate ballistic missiles. However its counter-strike percentage is just over 50% according to military analysts.
On the other hand North Korea did not develop their nuclear weapons to drop on the USA. They developed these weapons to prevent another blatant attack from the US military on their soil.
CNN / AA-Magnum News 2017.