Visualizing Guam's Strategic Importance To The US

Tyler Durden's picture

In apparent response to Trump's promise of "fire and fury" in the event of any threat to the United States from North Korea, Pyongyang has said it is "carefully examining" a plan to attack the U.S. Territory of Guam, saying they will engulf the island with an "enveloping fire".

As well as being home to over 162 thousand people, Statista's Martin Armstrong notes that Guam is of key strategic importance to the U.S. military.

Infographic: Guam's Strategic Importance to the U.S. | Statista

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With a large proportion of the 544km² occupied by the Andersen Air Force Base in the north, home to rotating deployments of B-1, B-2 and B-52 strategic bombers, and a naval base in the west, it is understandable why the island is sometimes referred to as America's 'permanent aircraft carrier'.

In terms of personnel, as of March 31, Guam was home to 4,290 active duty Army, Navy and Air Force personnel, 1,739 National Guard/Reserves, as well as 2,133 APF civilians.

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Jim in MN's picture

This NK BS is pretty funny.  Trump has yet another chance to break the mold and bust out of fifty years of random insanity, accepted by all as 'normal'.

Fuck their 'normal'.  Straighten shit out.  Let crazy people be crazy, and possibly dead.  Let the powerful be inconvenienced....oh and also possibly dead.

Just stop with the bullshit charades.   We have work to do.

Nukes, interest rates, domestic spying.....all the same.

Just fucking stop it, or stop the people behind it.

Lore's picture

What a refreshing voice of sanity.


directaction's picture

Who cares if Guam gets nuked?

Guam is only a glorified US Navy gas station. 

lolmao500's picture

China and Russia care, they would OH so love for it to be nuked.

False_Profit's picture

....which proves that nk is the puppet of the Chinese,  and therefore by default a vassal of the nwo... and ultimately the Jesuits...

The power structure is in plain sight...

HRClinton's picture

Why take out the "gas station", when they can take out the "refinery"?  The US itself.

To hell with nuking just a city.  Set off an EMP or two over the US, and it's lights out for months or years.

Bye-bye 'Murican lifestyle, forever. And bye-bye BIS's Blockchain - the "One Coin to rule them all."

(p.s. The MIC is using the manufactured NK crisis as a pretext to increase space-based weapons for "defense". Which will be used against the real foes: China and Russia).

Ajax-1's picture

True. Guamanians are some of the nastiest people on earth. I say nuke it and start over. It's for the best.

Rearden-Steel's picture

But it's so top heavy. We really should do something to fix that.

WillyGroper's picture

hellfire folks...Tyler/s why is this not front & center?

SixIsNinE's picture

Swweeet!  FoneStar is over there commenting.

someone linked Zang recently and I've enjoyed listening to some of her recent interviews.

good stuff....


iot - internet of things -


HRClinton's picture

Tell him all is forgiven and to come back. 

WillyGroper's picture

he's been on SGT for ages trolling every bloody comment with the ugliest ad hom pushing bitcoin like mad.

i saw this coming & never trusted the ether.

what boggles my mind is Clif High's embrace of it, as i really think he's brilliant.   perhaps like everything, it can be a double edged sword used for good or evil.

if the amorikan public stays uninformed & then this is sprung on them, i see a guaranteed civil war 2.0.



Mustafa Kemal's picture

Damn right hellfire WillyGroper,

ZH friends, blockchain coming to SDR! SDR coming for our assets!

MsCreant's picture

Holy shit that is scary. Number of the beast shit. SDR = Crypto Block chain. All your assets! Fone Star is even arguing with them that it can't happen. 

Edit: Someone calling themselves Zero Hedge is posting there too. 

WillyGroper's picture

i've posted her links several times regarding this.

nobody seemed to notice...nobody seemed to care.

red meat division fear/war porn seems to be more to the liking for most here instead of the hidden hand.

i can't tell you how many times i've tried to tell people this & it's like everything else, they don't believe it.

beliefs...the murder of knowledge.

in other news, looks like pastor helliary is being offered a plea deal.


lolmao500's picture

North Korea is a chinese russian trap so the US spends trillions of $ there, weakens the US military and destroy whats left of US reputation when millions die.

North Korea will be sacrificed... but the US will be done as a superpower once this is over.

comicon's picture

Don't trust NK

They are nuts

Lore's picture

Don't trust MSM and MIC

*THEY* are nuts

Yen Cross's picture

 I see flying bats on the weekly gold charts,

samjam7's picture

Guam was never decolonized by the US, captured in an ilegal war with Spain the natives were never really given a choice. Of course the perks one gets with the American passport was enticing to many. Now this may well come back to haunt them. Instead of being a US military hub it could just be another sleepy Pacific backwater attracting tourists from Asia.

Despite everything,  doubt Guam will be nuked, if anything it would be a false flag. We've seen that happen before in the Pacific Rim.

Jim in MN's picture

Oooh is is like the Falklands then?  Where's that britbob weirdo when we finally need him...get him to Guam.

Michael Musashi's picture

Guam is lucky to be a territory and most locals know it. It's the trading hub of Micronesia. Everything passes through Guam. Outside of Guam nothing goes on except some tourist scuba diving in Palau, other than that, domestic abuse and drunkenness. Guam is not only extremely important to the USA, but to Japan, and more importantly Micronesia.

samjam7's picture

Palau does just fine and doesn't need to worry about getting accidentally hit by a nuke to start WW3. As for the raping the US army leaves its biological imprint whereever it lingers for a while, l don't see how that is any better.

comicon's picture

I could be wrong but I think  someone here is sending shepwave our VIX articles. Here is tonight's blog


Posted: 8/9/2017 21:35 EST



Just Published: Regular Update for Thursday. Daily View of the Equity Indexes, Crude Oil, Gold and the VIX.

There was not a big need for much new notes and analysis. Notice how the major U.S. equity index and even the commodities have been trading just as anticipated.

CRUDE OIL remains predictable and we are awaiting a potential new trend change there OR a new signal.

Also notice how the VIX has been predictable?  I just don't see where all the confusion comes from here for a lot of analysts. I think a lot of the newer subscribers to ShepWave are finally getting the concept and trading disciplines we use here. Focus on the wave pattern and the implications, and signals--without overstepping the boundaries of what is seen.  I do understand that I go into some depth on some of the technicals--but the idea is to learn the principles so that the very same principles can be applied to any trading vehicle.


The Dogs of Moar's picture

Will everybody who sincerely believes that Guam is actually going to be a target of a preemptive attack by NK,
please empty your desks and leave this website immediately.

oncemore's picture

Nk STATED, that they will shoot 40km encircling Guam

They do not want to kill, they posture.

oncemore's picture

Nk STATED, that they will shoot 40km encircling Guam

They do not want to kill, they posture.

The Dogs of Moar's picture

Will everybody who sincerely believes that Guam is actually going to be a target of a preemptive attack by NK,
please empty your desks and leave this website immediately.

Blue Steel 309's picture

I remember a lot of guy were encountering trannys when we landed there, but I never made it off the beach on account of the booze, before we had to leave in a hurry. Beautiful island of degenerates, because the good ones leave.

Hillarys Server's picture

Forget Guam, Tokyo or Seoul. If Kim kills a tranny, everyone in California will enlist in righteous anger.

Heaven knoweth no rage like a liberal that has witnessed a dolphin, undocumented citizen or tranny being dissed.

ItsAllBollocks's picture

How about you fucking warmongering yankee's go home! Get the fuck out of the Pacific once and for all!

chosen's picture

We own the Pacific.  Eat shit.

ItsAllBollocks's picture

Ha. That's the reason the world is so fucked up. You americans are so insignificant you can only resort to violence. Chihuahua Syndrome we call it, small dogs and small men are afflicted.

malcolmevans's picture

Chihuahuas kick ass, and we're gonna fuck it up some more. lol

ItsAllBollocks's picture

You're proud of it arn't you. The truth comes out, the real reason there will never be a revolution in the US is because deep down, you're all fucking proud of the destruction.

uhland62's picture

That's all they want, my eureka flag flying friend: Destruction. You get the opportunity to obey and hire their mercenaries but if you say "no, we want our freedom" then you will be destroyed. We have known this kind of bully before, Napolean, Hitler, Stalin, Queen Victoria - they all had to leave, some were dispatched. 

We shouldn't be too hung up on the Americans, ignoring bullies is always the best. In the meantime we don't like throwing them bones, i.e. look at the labels and just don't buy American if you have an alternative.  

ItsAllBollocks's picture

Of cause you are right. The biggest obsticle though is our elected leaders inability to break away from the US. Here in Oz they have set the liklihood of a 'terrorist attack' as probable. Not bad for a country with no enemies except for the ones we create. Our politicians should be ashamed for allowing this to happen but we all know they are petrified of what happened to Goff Whitlam happening to them. Perhaps it is time to raise the flag of stars once again.

gespiri's picture

That's what you think.

"It's a big club and you ain't in it." - George Carlin (RIP)

malcolmevans's picture

We're heading West, not East.

Spilled too much blood for those islands, and we ain't even giving them up.

IronForge's picture

Guam, HI, West Coast, then NYC/WDC.  See any THAADs and Patriots camping about these locations?

Cthonic's picture

Tu-154M buzzed the Pentagon today, along with Langley and Camp David.  Pinning down those GLONASS PZ-90 differentials.