A statue of Guam hero Ricardo Bordallo is pictured at the entrance of the Governor's Complex on the island of Guam, a U.S. Pacific Territory, August 10, 2017. (REUTERS/Erik De Castro)
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Guam's governor on Thursday said the U.S. territory was "well-equipped" to handle any North Korean strike thanks to robust infrastructure that had survived earthquakes and typhoons, after Pyongyang released a detailed plan to launch missiles towards the island.A drumbeat of threats by North Korea over the years has fostered a sense of resilience among the island's 162,000 inhabitants, whose lives are deeply intertwined with the U.S. military, which has 6,000 troops based there. A key U.S. military stronghold, Guam was the departure point for U.S. B-52 bombers that attacked Hanoi during the 1955-1975 Vietnam war.
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