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5 фактов про Гуам: http://thehill.com/homenews/news/346070-5-things-to-know-about-guam

В тему: http://igor-tiger.livejournal.com/2035867.html

Guam was ceded to the United States by Spain in 1898 at the end of the Spanish-American War, making it a U.S. territory and its residents American citizens by birth.

Guam's location in the Pacific makes it a strategic location for the U.S. military. In fact, the island is home to two bases: Andersen Air Force Base on the northern end of the island and Naval Base Guam to the south.
In all, Guam hosts about 7,000 American military personnel.
Located approximately 2,000 miles southeast of Seoul, South Korea, and 1,500 miles from Tokyo, the island is a hub for the U.S. military in the region and is where the country keeps its B-1B bombers in the Asia-Pacific region.
Those bombers, which were originally designed to carry nuclear weapons, participated in military exercises with Japan's Air Self-Defense Force as well as South Korean forces earlier this week, according to Reuters.
Guam is also equipped with its own Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile system, which is designed to protect against a potential missile attack.

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