Guam posts 'in case of emergency' fact sheet after North Korea threat

A young girl cleans steps as people bow before the statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang

A young girl cleans steps as people bow before the statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang

The U.S. military has said it plans to increase its presence on Guam and will move thousands of U.S. Marines now stationed in Japan to the island between 2024 and 2028.

Trump echoed that threat Thursday, insisting if North Korea took any steps to attack Guam, its leaders would have reason to be nervous.

A picture released by Korean Central News Agency showing North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Hwasong-14 being launched at an undisclosed place in North Korea. The chilling two-page fact sheet details what citizens of the 162,000-populated island that houses 6,000 USA troops should do to survive the worst outcome of the boiling tensions between Washington and Pyongyang. Pyongyang says it will be ready to send its missile launch plan to Kim for approval just before or as the drills begin. The annual joint US-South Korean military exercise, called Ulchi-Freedom Guardian, is expected to proceed as scheduled starting on August 21, said Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Logan, a Pentagon spokesperson. Washington and Seoul say they're meant as a deterrent against North Korean aggression.

North Korea's Minju Joson newspaper, meanwhile, lashed back at the U.S.in an editorial Saturday. North Korea has previously mobilized large crowds to show its resolve when tensions escalate.

Incoming Deputy Commander Gen. Kim Byung-joo speaks during a change of command and change of responsibility ceremony for Deputy Commander of the South Korea-U.S.

With North Korea threatening to send a salvo of ballistic missiles close to Guam, a US military hub in the Pacific, pressure could grow for Washington to put its multibillion-dollar missile defense system into use and shoot them out of the air. Gen. Vincent Brooks, commander of Combined Forces Command, center, salutes with incoming Deputy Commander Gen. Kim Byung-joo, left rear, and outgoing Deputy Commander Gen. Leem Ho-young, right, in a auto, as they inspect honor guards during a change of command and change of responsibility ceremony for Deputy Commander of the South Korea-U.S.

The church is an influential force on the island, where the vast majority of residents are Catholic, and the Archdiocese of Agana - the capital of Guam, also known as Hagatna - has advised residents to "look to God during these hard times when world peace is threatened".

Japan plans to deploy surface-to-air missiles at four sites to shoot down North Korean missiles that stray into Japanese territory from their intended target of waters around Guam. Trump, responding to a report that US intelligence indicates Pyongyang can now put a nuclear warhead on its long-range missiles, vowed to rain down "fire and fury" if challenged. And if North Korea's missiles prove no match for US interceptors, Kim Jong Un might be chastened into thinking twice before conducting any more.

If North Korea launches missiles on Guam, it would take only about 14 minutes for the rockets to reach the U.S. territory, the island's Homeland Security spokeswoman announced.

"Definitely, I know Guam is a pretty good target because it's important to the US because of the military", she said.