It is critical that we protect our major transformers from cascading destruction. The Shield Act encourages industry to develop standards necessary to protect our electric infrastructure against both natural and man-made EMP events…
If terrorists do obtain a nuclear weapon, it will likely not be a one-kiloton weapon but a far more sophisticated one from Russia or a rogue state…
The “brain drain” from Russia enabled North Korea to make (and potentially test) “Super-EMP” low-yield nuclear weapons that can generate very powerful EMP fields over wide geographic areas…
Even a low-yield weapon could knock out the [electronics and electrical grid on the] entire Eastern seaboard if detonated from a higher altitude…
Jordan Harms via EMP Attack: The Threat Is Real
Frequent Prepography contributor Roger Reality wrote in to ask that I remind our readers that the 27 year old Leader of North Korea, Kim Jung-un just scrapped the 1953 Armistice that ended…really just hit the ‘pause button’ on the Korean War. His declaration technically returns us to state of open warfare with the Stalinist state.
This puts us in a state of war with another nuclear armed nation…the first time this has ever happened. I should also mention that this nuclear armed nation has also successfully launched a satellite into orbit demonstrating what is essentially an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capability. Put together ICBM and nuclear capabilities and we’ve got a whole new kind of threat to worry about…and it likely isn’t the one you’re thinking about right now. Continue reading
As I listened to the President’s State of the Union address last night I couldn’t help but remember the same speech eleven years ago when another President described the ‘Axis of Evil.’ If you’ll recall the Axis included Iraq, Iran and North Korea. The only thing worse than an Axis of Evil is a Nuclear Axis of Evil.
In case you’ve been on a low information diet this week… North Korea apparently detonated another nuclear weapon amid a blitz of anti-U.S. rhetoric.
Solar flares are like bullets fired into space, so far we’ve dodged the bullets.
Dr. Michio Kaku via Could A Huge Solar Flare Knock Out Our Entire Grid? | TheBlaze.com
Situational awareness is a key element of survival and today, situational awareness must be global. Today we present news to know from the past week (or so) with a dab of commentary:
An electromagnetic pulse attack — the ‘other’ Iranian nuclear threat: EMP is a game changer…a nuclear strike on a major city could be less damaging to the U.S. than a well executed EMP attack on the homeland in terms of lives lost and property damage and financial loss.
al-Qaeda-linked group could have advanced weapons after joining Syria rebels in seizing missile defence base:
Iran Strikes Back: Iranian cyberattack on the U.S. financial system. Let’s face it folks, we’re now in a perpetual state of war even when we pull out of Afghanistan.
Enter At Your Own Risk: Police Union Says ‘War-Like’ Detroit Is Unsafe For Visitors: How did Detroit get here…read this excellent article by Porter Stansberry…there but for the grace of God go the rest of U.S.
The Danish agent, the Croatian blonde and the CIA plot to get al-Awlaki: You just couldn’t make this stuff up! Continue reading
Prepography reader BlueShark recently wrote me to ask what an EMP is. What follows is a very brief introduction to EMP and here’s a hint…it’s not the name of the latest rap star to make it big.
Simply put an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) is an immense charge of electricity created by a nuclear detonation exploding just above the earth’s atmosphere. This electrical pulse will have an effect similar to a lightning strike on all electronics within a line of sight (LOS) that are not specifically shielded from EMP. A single weapon high detonated high enough above the Earth would have LOS to most of the continental U.S. and two weapons launchable from container ships off our shores (Atlantic & Pacific) could easily create an EMP big enough to cover the continental U.S. as well as sizable portions of Canada and Mexico. Think of an EMP as a single event that could send the entire U.S. over a hundred years into our past…no electricity (except batteries), no electronics, no modern communications, possibly (almost) no motorized transportation.
Several potential adversaries have or can acquire the capability to attack the United States with a high-altitude nuclear weapon-generated electromagnetic pulse (EMP). A determined adversary can achieve an EMP attack capability without having a high level of sophistication.
EMP is one of a small number of threats that can hold our society at risk of catastrophic consequences. EMP will cover the wide geographic region within line of sight to the nuclear weapon. It has the capability to produce significant damage to critical infrastructures and thus to the very fabric of US society, as well as to the ability of the United States and Western nations to project influence and military power.
The common element that can produce such an impact from EMP is primarily electronics, so pervasive in all aspects of our society and military, coupled through critical infrastructures. Our vulnerability is increasing daily as our use of and dependence on electronics continues to grow. The impact of EMP is asymmetric in relation to potential protagonists who are not as dependent on modern electronics.
The current vulnerability of our critical infrastructures can both invite and reward attack if not corrected. Correction is feasible and well within the Nation’s means and resources to accomplish.
Abstract from Executive Summary of the Report of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack 2004
When seconds count, the police are only minutes away – and that’s in the best case scenario. After an EMP strike, expect most first responders to be dealing with their own loved ones rather than yours.
TOP TEN DEVICES THAT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE AFTER AN EMP STRIKE! by Peak10Publishing