North Korea details missile launch plan against Guam

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The Associated Press
Published Thursday, August 10, 2017 5:00AM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, August 10, 2017 5:35AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea has announced a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to U.S. bombers, a move that if carried out would be its most provocative missile launch to date.

The announcement Thursday warned that the North is preparing a plan to fire four of its Hwasong-12 missiles over Japan and into waters around the tiny island, which hosts 7,000 U.S. military personnel on two main bases and has a population of 160,000.

Japan and South Korea vowed a strong reaction if the North were to go through with the plan.

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North Korea details missile launch plan against Guam

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