Secretary of Defense reassures that Guam will be protected again - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Secretary of Defense reassures that Guam will be protected against missile attacks from NK

Posted: Updated:

Secretary of Defense James Mattis gave reassurances Wednesday that Guam will be protected against missile attacks from North Korea.
 
Mattis was responding to Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo during a House hearing on National Defense strategy and Nuclear Posture. He pledged that the military will continue to bolster defense capabilities in the pacific.
 
Mattis stated, "As you know in addition to the THAAD system we also keep the Aegis ballistic defense, the u.s. navy warship in the waters out there. And we can always reinforce that. We also have several ships in Japanese waters right now, and they can move back and forth to include coverage of guam in the mobile way that comes to our navy. But we are looking at all the systems to include the aegis to shore as we look toward the future protection of our pacfic area."
 
Guam drew global attention back in August after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un threatened a missile attack. That prompted a warning from President Trump of a decisive U.S. response.

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Hormel issues recall after metal objects found inside canned products

    Hormel issues recall after metal objects found inside canned products

    Consumers may want to double check before opening another can of Spam. Hormel Food Corporation, based in Fremont, Nebraska, is recalling more than 228 thousand pounds of canned pork and chicken products they say could be contaminated with pieces of metal.More >>
    Consumers may want to double check before opening another can of Spam. Hormel Food Corporation, based in Fremont, Nebraska, is recalling more than 228 thousand pounds of canned pork and chicken products they say could be contaminated with pieces of metal.More >>
  • Islanders feel 4.9 earthquake

    Islanders feel 4.9 earthquake

    At 10:21 a.m. on Sunday, The U.S. Geological Survey recorded an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.9 that struck 54 km ESE of Inarajan village, with a depth of 35.5 km.There were no reports made to Guam E911 dispatch of damages or injuries from the earthquake.

    More >>

    At 1021 a.m. on Sunday, The U.S. Geological Survey recorded an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.9 that struck 54 km ESE of Inarajan village, with a depth of 35.5 km.There were no reports made to Guam E911 dispatch of damages or injuries from the earthquake.

    More >>
  • Robert Afaisen named source of largest cocaine bust ever

    Robert Afaisen named source of largest cocaine bust ever

    An indictment has been handed down against the defendants charged in what GPD is calling their largest cocaine bust ever. Court documents identify Robert Afaisen as the source of the drugs. He reportedly told police the drugs washed up on the shore of hisMore >>
    An indictment has been handed down against the defendants charged in what GPD is calling their largest cocaine bust ever. Court documents identify Robert Afaisen as the source of the drugs. He reportedly told police the drugs washed up on the shore of hisMore >>
Powered by Frankly