North Korea can launch an EMP attack before it has developed nuclear missile technology, and EMP may be far more deadly.Read more here.
...An EMP disaster from a high-altitude blast seems like science fiction: There is a silent flash high in the sky, and everything using electricity just … stops. Cars stop, power goes out, the Internet dies, satellites quit working, landline and mobile phone systems go out, and computers are destroyed. In a moment, we are back to 1850, as was dramatized in William Forstchen's 2009 novel One Second After.
...As former CIA chief James Woolsey recently said:
"If you look at the electric grid and what it's susceptible to, we would be moving into a world with no food delivery, no water purification, no banking, no telecommunications, no medicine. All of these things depend on electricity in one way or another."
...To nuke one of our cities, the North needs to master ICBM construction, nuclear weapons miniaturization, precision long-range guidance technology, atmospheric re-entry vehicles, and fusing to trigger detonation at the right time after the hazardous re-entry. In contrast, an EMP attack requires only a small, light nuclear weapon and the ability to launch it as a satellite. Once over the U.S., it is detonated.
Already, two satellites launched by North Korea cross the U.S. every day.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Could North Korea launch an EMP attack?
John R. Moore writes at PJ Media about the terrifying prospect of an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) attack.