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DHS: Missile Test From North Korea Is Imminent

(PDN)  The following is a press release from the Guam Department of Homeland Security.

Escalating rhetoric from and tensions with North Korea have raised concerns. The U.S. military has assured that any ballistic missile aimed at the U.S., its territories, or allies will be intercepted.

Test Is Imminent

As reported, a missile test from North Korea is imminent. Admiral Samuel Locklear III, Commander of U.S. Pacific Command, said the U.S. will not automatically intercept just any missile launched by North Korea, but will intercept those aimed at or expected to land in the U.S., its territories, or allies.

Governor Convenes Emergency Operations Center

Guam Governor Eddie Baza Calvo has convened the Emergency Operations Center. The EOC will be stood up at 1 p.m. today to ensure the entire government, the military, and private partners are fully prepared, engaged, and working together.

State Department Assures Guamanians That We Are Protected

Ambassador Glyn Davies, Special Representative for North Korea Policy for Secretary of State John Kerry, assured the people of Guam through a conference call with Guam Governor Eddie Calvo’s Chief of Staff Franklin P. Arriola and Guam Homeland Security Advisor Pedro Leon Guerrero this morning. He said anti-ballistic missile defense coverage in this region is “robust.”

Joining the conference call also were Adam Hantman, DPRK Desk Officer at the Department of State; and Steve Diminuco, Deputy Director for Global Intergovernmental Affairs at the State Department.

The Joint Information Center – through government websites, email and social media, along with media partners (listed below) – will inform residents if there is any change to this status.

Guamanians should review and become familiar with the fact sheets the Joint Information Center has been producing and sending out via the media. A listing of media partners where you can get this information is below. The fact sheets also are attached:
1. FACT SHEET 1: Be Informed provides residents and visitors information on the JIC and how to stay informed of what’s going on.

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