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We're dead meat if North Korea launches ballistic missile: Guam islanders

The US military says they'll be ready, so we're banking on them, say Guam islanders

Reuters  |  Guam 

Fourteen minutes is not long to prepare for a potential catastrophe. That's the estimated time taken from a launch of a mid-range ballistic missile in North Korea until impact on Guam, where residents seem resigned to the belief that their fate is out of their control. The local government of this tiny U.S. Pacific island issued preparation guidance to its 163,000 people on Friday on how best to hide and deal with radiation after threats by Pyongyang to strike Guam, or test its missiles in its surrounding waters. But islanders don't seem in a hurry to get ready. Mike ...

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First Published: Sat, August 12 2017. 16:45 IST