Guam alerts public on no definite NK threat


The administration of Gov. Ralph DLG Torres has notified the public of reports from Guam agencies that North Korea may be preparing to launch a ballistic missile.

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense noted though, in the same statement shared yesterday, that there were “no definite reports of an immediate threat to Guam or the Northern Marianas,” but said they were closely monitoring the reports.

The Guam offices cite a CNN article. The offices said the article reported that U.S. intelligence satellites have spotted “signs that North Korea may be preparing for a launch of a “Musudan missile,” a mobile intermediate-range ballistic missile, which the U.S. believes could potentially hit Guam and the Shemya Island.”

“Anytime a country threatens with military actions, and in this case, North Korea, it is unnerving and disconcerting particularly since NK claims its missiles have the range to reach our islands,” said the administration of Gov. Ralph DLG Torres yesterday.

“It is reassuring to know that Homeland Security is monitoring these threats closely,” it added.

The Guam offices are coordinating with the Mariana Regional Fusion Center, or MRFC, in monitoring these reports.

Dennis B. Chan | Reporter
Dennis Chan covers education, environment, utilities, and air and seaport issues in the CNMI. He graduated with a degree in English Literature from the University of Guam. Contact him at

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