Wednesday, May 17, 2017
There Are Many Targets In North Korea Should The U.S. And Its Allies Ever Consider Launching A Pre-Emptive Strike Against Its Nuclear And Missile Assets
Todd Crowell, RCD: Target Rich – North Korea's Atomic Archipelago
If the United States ever seriously considered making a pre-emptive strike against North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missile assets, it would have plenty of targets to choose from; perhaps too many. Times have changed since former President Bill Clinton contemplated a surgical strike against the Yongbyon nuclear complex to put out of commission the North’s 5MWe reactor, then its only source of plutonium. That one strike might have crippled the nuclear program. Now a targeteer would have to take into account nearly a dozen known nuclear weapons/ballistic missile sites, their locations drawn from open sources. Here is an overview of North Korea’s atomic archipelago:
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WNU Editor: North Korea may have plenty of targets to choose from .... but so does South Korea, Japan, etc. should the North Koreans retaliate.