The North Koreans say, in so many words, that they just want security against attack by the United States. And members of the Trump administration, just like previous administrations, say they have no program for regime change in North Korea and simply want not to be threatened by its nuclear missiles. In principle, these look like compatible positions. So why is the escalation happening?
Living on Guam is a dichotomy – a beautiful island in the middle of the Western Pacific that plays an important strategic role in scary world events, the homeland of the Chamorro people for 3,500-plus years. We who call Guam our home are reminded of this reality every day.
North Korea and President Donald Trump issued dueling threats Wednesday, with the communist state saying it's "examining" a plan to strike Guam and Trump warning such threats "will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen."