U.S. Intelligence Believes North Korea Preparing to Launch Missile

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Guam Homeland Security says there are no reports of an immediate threat to Guam or the Northern Marianas. 

Guam – The Guam Office of Homeland Security is “monitoring events surrounding North Korea”

 

 

 

 CNN is reporting that “U.S. intelligence satellites have spotted signs that North Korea may be preparing for an unprecedented launch of a mobile ballistic missile” Two U.S. officials told CNN that they believe North Korea will most likely launch the so-called Musudan missile, which the U.S. believes has the range to reach Guam and perhaps Shemya Island in the outer reaches of Alaska’s Aleutian chain.

 

 Guam Homeland Security spokeswoman Jenna Gaminde tells PNC that although they are monitoring these reports out of CNN there are no reports of an immediate threat to Guam or the Northern Marianas. 

 

READ RELEASE FROM GUAM HOMELAND SECURITY BELOW:

 

OHS/OCD and MRFC Monitoring Events Surrounding North Korea

 

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (OHS/OCD), in coordination with the Mariana Regional Fusion Center (MRFC), are closely monitoring reports of North Korea preparing for a launch of a mobile ballistic missile.  

 

In a recent article, CNN reported U.S. intelligence satellites have spotted signs that North Korea may be preparing for a launch of a “Musudan missile,” a mobile intermediate-range ballistic missile, which the U.S. believes could potentially hit Guam and the Shemya Island.

 

No definitive reports of an immediate threat to Guam or the Northern Marianas has surfaced at this time. OHS/OCD and the MRFC are closely monitoring any further information. Residents are advised to stay up to date with the situation.

 

For more information, contact Public Affairs Officer, Jenna Gaminde at (671) 478-0208 or via email at jenna.gaminde@ghs.guam.gov.