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Island residents react to news of North Korea's latest threat

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News of the North Korean threat spread quickly through the community, raising anxiety levels among some, while others expressed confidence that Guam was prepared for such an attack.

Mitchell Manus From Dededo told KUAM News, "Past administrations have just let it slide and kicked the can down the road and so now North Korea feels like they can get away with anything, and I'm not really nervous I'm pretty confident in our military capabilities,"

Ann Marie Arceo from Agat added, "I think the first thing that comes to mind is you know immediately where's my family you know to come up with a plan if anything happens and we're apart, where do we meet if we're all separated." Barrigada's Joe Unpingco commented, saying, "Well, if the United States is going to give them a last warning they should because it's going to keep escalating and to me I'm not scared about North Korea coming and you know threatening Guam because I'm a retired military and I know how it is."

Also from Barrigada, Charles Stake said, "We don't have the intelligence or data to really know what's going on and it appears from just general knowledge they have not minituarized the nuclear weapons yet so to hit Guam they're going to have to do that and I think we're prepared for at this point whatever they can send at us."

From down south, Clint Simpson from Ipan, Talofofo stated, "I don't think North Korea does anything that China doesn't want it to do. I think there's a lot of things that China retaliates and asserts control and power through and I think North Korea is one of those things."

"Well," added Unpingco, "If the United States says they're going to give them a last warning, they should because it's going to keep escalating, and to me I'm not scared about North Korea threatening Guam because I'm a retired military and I know how it is."

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