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Thu Aug 10, 2017, 12:53 AM

Guam's residents feel US patriotism but growing concern

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) The tiny U.S. territory of Guam feels a strong sense of patriotism and confidence in the American military, which has an enormous presence on the Pacific island. But residents are increasingly worried over Washington's escalating war of words with North Korea.

The people of Guam woke up Thursday to another pointed threat from Pyongyang, which vowed to complete a plan to attack waters near the island by mid-August adding a timeline to a threat from a day earlier that North Korea would create an "enveloping fire" around Guam.

Like other U.S. territories, Guam has a sometimes complicated relationship with the U.S. mainland but many across the island say despite the threats and concerns they feel reassured and protected by the military especially in times of tense, geopolitical sparring.

The American military presence on Guam consists of two bases Andersen Air Force Base in the north and Naval Base Guam in the south which are home to 7,000 U.S. troops.

Read more: http://www.wacotrib.com/news/ap_nation/politics/guam-s-residents-feel-us-patriotism-but-growing-concern/article_bda35a95-a18c-512b-a0c4-49996ab634d0.html

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