Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo (R) said President Trump was correct to threaten a furious response to any attack on U.S. sovereign soil, but warned that warmongering on its own is dangerous.
Trump said earlier that an attack on the United States would be met with "fire and fury."
Calvo said that the 160,000 people of Guam - who are American citizens - are "concerned" but that "there is no panic" on the island.
"We encourage everyone to go through their lives and live them like you would any other day," Calvo said.
"As far as I'm concerned, as an American citizen, I want a president that says that if any nation such as North Korea attack Guam, attack Honolulu, attack the west coast, they will be met with Hell and fury," he said.
But, Calvo also blasted Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) for apparently being open to an all-out conflict in the western Pacific.
Graham said on CBS News that he does not want a war with North Korea, but "if there’s going to be a war, it’s going to be in the [Pacific] region."