WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Korea will develop a plan to launch four intermediate range missiles at Guam to present to its leader Kim Jong Un, who will make a decision on whether to proceed, according to a report from state media Korean Central News Agency. The report of the attack plan followed U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s warning to North Korea that it would face “fire and fury” if it threatened the United States.
“The Hwasong-12 rockets to be launched by the Korean People’s Army will cross the sky above Shimane, Hiroshima and Koichi Prefectures of Japan,” the report said, citing Gen. Kim Rak Gyom, commander of the KPS strategic force.
Public sentiment on Guam to the threat has been mixed.
In November 2016, the U.S. army’s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system or THAAD as the missile defense system is known shifted from temporary to permanent deployment on Guam.
The THAAD system was first deployed to Guam in April 2013.