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Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo meets with the group ‘Imagine Guam,’ a community panel to envision the island’s future in 50 years, after the U.S. military buildup is complete. Some in the group voiced concerns that American culture is overtaking the island as the military presence increases on the island of 160,000 residents.
The governor of Guam said on Wednesday North Korea’s warning of a possible missile strike on the U.S. Pacific territory was no threat and the island was prepared for “any eventuality”, with defenses strategically placed to protect its people.
“Guam is American soil … We are not just a military installation,” said Governor Eddie Calvo.
Calvo said in an online video message he had contacted the White House and had been told by the defense and homeland security departments there was no change in the threat level.
He said he would convene a meeting with Guam’s military commander and first responders to discuss their state of readiness.