He continued, "My Homeland Security advisor, who is in communication with Homeland Security and the Department of Defense, notes that there is no change in the threat level resulting from North Korean events".
"To tell you the truth, I think it's nonsense He is trying to pull a power trip on the USA", said Perez. "But we know that the multiple layers of defense that protect our island, along with the rest of our partners and our allies in the region, we have confidence in them".
On Wednesday, the governor of Guam, Eddie Calvo, said in a video addressing the people of Guam that "there is no threat to our island or the Marinas".
According to Padilla, the Philippines has no anti-missile systems to serve as a sure guard for these kinds of threats, but the best defense move is to monitor.
Its state-run news agency reported that North Korea's army "will complete its plan to hit Guam before mid-August".More news: SecDef: North Korea must join global community, end pursuit of nukes
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"I think it's important to be very strong".
But some wonder whether the USA will act first.
It may be inferred that North Korea has more than four of such missiles, which could give the United States leader a great source of anxiety until possibly the end of his presidency. For that reason Coffman advises that even if North Korea launches missiles into waters near Guam, it should not automatically trigger a war. The missile defense program is meant to shoot down shorter range missiles.
North Korea has threatened a missile strike against the US territory of Guam as tensions continue to mount, even suggesting a mid-August timeline. "The KPA Strategic Force is now carefully examining the operational plan for making an enveloping fire at the areas around Guam with medium-to-long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 in order to contain the US major military bases on Guam". That is in response to the "fire and fury" that Donald Trump said he would unleash on Pyongyang for its endless nuclear threats against the world's only remaining superpower.