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Guam: Tiny Island Thrust Into the Center of North Korea Dispute

Guam residents are U.S. citizens by birth but do not pay U.S. income taxes or vote in the general election for U.S. president

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    Guam: Tiny Island Thrust Into the Center of North Korea Dispute
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    President Donald Trump warned North Korea's Kim Jong-un to de-escalate their nuclear program, promising "fire and fury like the world has never seen," on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. According to U.S. intelligence, North Korea was able to make a nuclear weapon small enough to fit on a missile.

    Along the western Pacific coast, the small island Guam, a U.S. territory, is caught in the middle of the conflict between the United States and North Korea after the North Korean army announced it would look into plans to attack the island, which is almost the size of Chicago, NBC News reported.  

    Guam's closeness to China, Japan, the Philippines and the Korean Peninsula has made the island integral for the U.S. military.

    Guam has a limited self-government including an elected governor, small legislature, and non-voting delegate in the U.S. House of Representatives. Residents are U.S. citizens by birth but do not pay U.S. income taxes or vote in the general election for U.S. president.