Hawaii is only 4,600 miles away from North Korea. However, it’s not the primary target for a North Korean missile attack. North Korea is far more concerned about hitting Washington D.C. Kim Jong Il has actually conducted nuclear tests in North Korea and has plans to hit the Capitol building if America gets out of line in their handling of the situation between the two countries.
Considering that North Korea believes that America is unduly and unjustly influencing China to turn against them, this is going to be an interesting question to see play out in modern day politics. North Korea’s government is more concerned about becoming a nuclear power than with trying to improve the country, so sanctions and other actions taken by the UN and the US will make it harder for the Kim regime to stay afloat.