If you have been following the EMP craze that has been going on, you would know that America’s power grid is vulnerable to foreign attack, both physical and cyber – and the main threat that has the capability to do it is North Korea. The Pentagon has claimed that the Kim Joon-Un is crazy enough to do it.
But they have a plan to combat it.
The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency and BAE Systems are creating alternative communication networks in order to use against any attempt of a cyber attack by foreign agents.
According to the experts, this kind of attack puts the U.S. in a very dangerous situation. David Grantham is a fellow at the Dallas-based National Center for Policy Analysis, and he some light the shed on the matter:
“America’s adversaries recognize the advantage of electromagnetic pulse and promote it as a 21st century means of attack. Iran mentions EMP (electromagnetic pulse) over 20 times in its military doctrine. Evidence suggests that North Korea even simulated an EMP attack in 2013.”
Peter Pry is another expert on the matter of EMP’s…So much that he holds the position chief of staff for the Congressional EMP Commission. He has come out and claimed that Russia, China, North Korea and Iran are all capable of targeting America with on of their EMP’s.
“One of the things that’s new in the EMP world is the military doctrines of our potential adversaries. They don’t plan to come after us just with nuclear EMP — it’s a combination of all these threats: physical sabotage, cyberattacks and EMP.”
Former CIA Director James Woolsey painted a horrifying picture of how NOrth Korea would proceed to know the U.S. off the map:
“According to the Congressional EMP Commission, a single warhead delivered by North Korean satellite could blackout the national electric grid and other life-sustaining critical infrastructures for over a year — killing nine of 10 Americans by starvation and societal collapse.”
This is a bleak outlook if we get this one wrong. We won’t survive if North Korea is somehow able to accomplish this feat, but I’m confident that America’s warriors will succeed, whatever the plan is.