Trump’s Rhetoric Renews Debate In Guam: Is Being ‘Tip of the Spear’ Worth It?

Residents go fishing near Tumon beach on the island of Guam on August 11, 2017. Tourism-dependent Guam is looking to cash in on its new-found fame as a North Korean missile target, tapping an unlikely promotional opportunity to attract visitors to the idyllic island and prove that all publicity is good publicity.

People on the U.S. territory of Guam find their home caught between North Korea and President Trump’s escalating rhetoric. But it’s not just talk if you’re the Americans being targeted, say residents.

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