A 2-minute video shows how the US would track and shoot down North Korean missiles fired on Guam

North Korea announced a plan to fire missiles at the US territory of Guam in mid-August, and though it hesitated to carry out that strike, it's already overflown Japan with a missile and tested a hydrogen bomb.

With Pyongyang getting bolder and its missile threat more dire, the US and its allies must seriously weigh the choice to attempt to shoot down its missiles.

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But even with the world's best network of space, land, and sea-based radars and sensors, the US and its allies face a major risk in attempting to shoot down a North Korean missile.

If they succeed, North Korea will be humiliated and possibly driven to escalate the situation in other ways. If they fail, then a tremendous blow would be dealt to US missile defense credibility — and North Korea would be more emboldened.

In the Center for Strategic and International Studies video below, find out how the US and its allies would take on a North Korean missile strike on Guam.

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