Guam is telling its citizens how to survive a nuclear attack

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"For me because I'm a father, so it's really concerning, you know, I wish it didn't have to come to that", he said. It has a population of around 163,000 - comparable to a small city in the Midwest.

"If it's going to happen it's going to happen", Loiue Joyce, a woman in her mid-20s, said of the North Korean threat, as she enjoyed a day of shopping.

Trump echoed that threat Thursday, insisting if North Korea took any steps to attack Guam, its leaders would have reason to be nervous.

Guam is about 2,100 miles southeast of Pyongyang, and 3,800 miles west of Honolulu.

The North blamed Washington for ratcheting up tensions in the region with its flight of strategic bombers, referring to the U.S. Air Force's sending of two supersonic bombers from Guam to South Korea on a 10-hour mission last week in response to Pyongyang's second ICBM test on July 28.

The majority of islanders are ethnically Chamorro - the indigenous group that has lived on the island for thousands of years - and their culture is a touchstone for the islander's way of life. Andersen Air Force Base and Naval Base Guam house an estimated 13,000 military members and their dependents.

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USA and South Korean military officials plan to move ahead with large-scale exercises later this month that North Korea, now finalizing plans to launch a salvo of missiles toward Guam, claims are a rehearsal for war.

There's a sense of patriotism among those who cite the island's history of Guam residents serving in the USA military.

In Guam's capital Hagatna, residents were unruffled by Pyongyang's rhetoric.

The archdiocese also asked Catholics to "pray that the Holy Spirit will instill in the leaders of our country and all nations the virtues of wisdom and understanding to promote peace rather than war".

Baumgartner, a supervisor at a high-end clothing store, said she was confident US forces on the island's two bases were ready to intervene, and she bore no grudges about that military presence making Guam a North Korean target. Calvo stressed in a statement that there was no imminent threat to the safety of residents or visitors.

Guam authorities also add that staying inside is vital, as there could be radioactive material outside.

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"Definitely, I know Guam is a pretty good target because it's important to the USA because of the military", she said.

Asked later by reporters to explain the remark, Trump said: "Those words are very, very easy to understand".

Guam is armed with the U.S. Army's defense system known as Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, which can intercept missiles.

"Our governor assures us that this threat is nothing to panic about, and we trust him", Sokala said.

"There's nothing to worry about at all and we'll just go on with our excursion and happily shop around".

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