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Analysis: Where could Trump strike North Korea?

21st April 2017 - 10:02 GMT | by Wendell Minnick in Taipei


A virtual 'hit list' of viable targets the US military could strike if it ever decided to employ force against North Korea, which Shephard has gathered from leading experts and former US military officers, reveals some of the options open to the Pentagon.

The top target is the Musudan-ri missile test site on North Korea's northeast coastline. The facility is elaborate and considered North Korea's number one ballistic-missile launch facility without equal.

Facilities along the east coast, such as Musudan-ri, are high-probability targets because these are used to launch missiles over Japan into the Pacific Ocean, according to

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Wendell Minnick


Wendell Minnick

Wendell Minnick (顏文德) was Shephard's Senior Asia Correspondent throughout 2017 and 2018. Wendell is an …

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