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In the American Prospect interview, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon described economic competition between the U.S. and China in apocalyptic terms. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump walks out of the White House toward Marine One on the South Lawn on Monday. A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds most Americans think Trump's response to Charlottesville events was "not strong enough." Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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As the date for North Korea's missile launch toward Guam approached, protesters held a peace rally in Hagatna, Guam. On Tuesday, North Korea's regime opted not to launch missiles toward the U.S. territory. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images, hide caption

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Then-Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, in 2011. Mullen, who retired six years ago, has expressed concern about escalating tensions with North Korea. Harry Hamburg/AP hide caption

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Fallout shelter signs, like this one, still hang on buildings around the U.S. Travis S./Flickr hide caption

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As Rhetoric Ramps Up, Are Today's Kids Worried About Nuclear War?

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Afternoon traffic passes in front of a wall painted with the flags of the U.S. and Guam in the Tumon district on the island of Guam on Friday. The island has become a talking point in the rhetoric coming from President Trump and North Korea. Virgilio Valencia/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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At Mosa's Joint in Guam, island residents and military personnel fill up the bar for Thursday happy hour. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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On Guam, The Mood Is Calm Despite Being In North Korea's Crosshairs

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At railway station in Seoul on Wednesday, a South Korean soldier walks past a television screen showing a graphic of the distance between North Korea and the U.S. territory of Guam. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An armored Chinese police van is seen next to the Friendship Bridge on the Yalu River connecting the North Korean town of Sinuiju and the Chinese city of Dandong. China is North Korea's biggest trading partner. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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