North Korean state media announced Tuesday that Kim Jong Un, after reviewing military plans, would hold off on his threat to fire missiles at Guam. The people of Guam, a U.S. territory where I spent my formative years and one of the Pacific islands my Chamorro family calls home, are accustomed to rolling in and out of global consciousness because of periodic military threats and the occasional congressional hearing about the island’s buoyancy.
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On April 24, the AP quoted North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong as having said in an interview:
Stop the nuclear war exercises in the Korean Peninsula, then we should also cease our nuclear tests."
Ri further stated that