We in Micronesia should really thank Kim Jong Un. Every time he threatens Guam, our location becomes that more strategic. And yes, I know it is scary to be placed in harm’s way like this. But who has got our back militarily? The US Armed Forces. Thanks to the Compact of Free Association with the US, we are in good military hands.
Besides, the US has bases in Japan, and of course, Guam itself is Fortress Pacific. Over to the east of us, lies the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Site also known by the Marshallese people as Kwajelein. Their specialty is missile defense.
We are not the only ones benefitting from this “North Korean” crisis. Earlier, US President Trump told Governor Calvo of Guam this:
“I have to tell you, you have become extremely famous all over the world. They are talking about Guam, and they’re talking about you.” And when it comes to tourism, he added, “I can say this: You’re going to go up, like tenfold with the expenditure of no money”
It is truly great to see that Trump is looking at the positive benefit of this situation because of course, he has the full weight of the US Armed Forces behind him. Just like we do. So, let’s be calm and eat our spam, rice, breadfruit and drink our sakau. What could we really do anyways? Strike back? Leave? We will weather this storm as we have all storms, invaders, foreigners etc to our beautiful shores.