Two-headed Monster, or Myth?

Australian Army soldiers deliver supplies to repair buildings on Galoa island (near Vanua Levu) in Fiji that were damaged by Tropical Cyclone Yasa in 2020. Photo: CPL Dustin Anderson/Australian Department of Defence via Getty Images

As the United States of America’s westernmost territory, Guam employs the unofficial but frequently used motto, "Where America's Day Begins", referring to the island's proximity to the International Date Line.

A strategic point of interest in the United States’ Indo-Pacific military layout, Guam is also the first US line of defence against all threats from Asia. The territory’s geostrategic potential is rooted in its proximity to China and is cited in a Stanford University paper as representing “the westernmost location from which . . .

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