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DHS study: North Korea capable of EMP attack on U.S.
World Net Daily ^ | April 9, 2014 | F. Michael Maloof

Posted on 04/10/2014 4:00:16 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian

WASHINGTON – A long-suppressed report prepared by the Department of Homeland Security for the Defense Department concludes that North Korea could deliver on its threats to destroy the United States with a nuclear electromagnetic pulse attack.

The report remains blocked from release to the American public.

However, a copy obtained by Peter Vincent Pry from sources within DHS finds North Korea could use its Unha-3 space launch vehicle to deliver a nuclear warhead as a satellite over the South Pole to attack the U.S. from the south.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/04/dhs-study-north-korea-capable-of-emp-attack-on-u-s/#vd4I5JDwebgQHTta.99

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: emp; korea; nkorea; nokorea; northkorea; peterpry; petervincentpry; pry; wnd; worldnetdaily
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1 posted on 04/10/2014 4:00:17 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
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To: Kartographer

NORK EMP Ping.


2 posted on 04/10/2014 4:08:45 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Abny savvy Freepers know what, precisely, this would knock out or where we could find a comprehensive list?

Computers, yes; telephones, too, I’m guessing. Televisions and portable radios?

ATM machines, eh?

Cash registers?

How about microwave ovens?

The thermostat on the wall?

The whole electrical grid?

What about water pumps out in the yard?

City/suburban water pumps that bring us our suburban water...?

Anything else?

Satellites in space?

What’s the range of an EMP blast?


3 posted on 04/10/2014 4:09:54 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Former Proud Canadian

It seems these studies always have an agenda, whether it is true or not, makes no matter.

What is the agenda?


4 posted on 04/10/2014 4:10:11 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

I doubt they are much of a threat to the continental US, EMP or otherwise. They seem incapable of many things.


5 posted on 04/10/2014 4:22:20 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

6 posted on 04/10/2014 4:28:25 AM PDT by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

My preference is that they hit a relatively remote island in Hawaii. Unless an EMP is DEMONSTRATED nobody will believe it’s real. They simply won’t...and our systems will not get hardened.

We’ve already made the decision to let Iran and the Norks go nuclear - we might as well start defending ourselves against the results of that policy.


7 posted on 04/10/2014 4:31:48 AM PDT by BobL
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To: Jack Hammer

Ideally the range is line of sight. One bomb over kansas could effect the entire us. Emp can effect any device with a chip in it. Practically the damage depends on strength of the pulse. Distance, efficiency of the bomb, metal or earthen shielding will impact the damage. Damage could be total or it could be hit and miss.


8 posted on 04/10/2014 4:32:13 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

The last i heard their rocket could only put about 65kg into orbit. Their bomb is thought to be significantly heavier.


9 posted on 04/10/2014 4:33:34 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

if we were to reply in kind, nothing would happen to North Korea...they have nothing for an EMP to effect.


10 posted on 04/10/2014 4:37:13 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Jack Hammer

We have exploded thousands of nuclear weapons below and above ground. Many were very high-altitude. EMP effects are real, but hysteria exaggerates EMT threat. One 10-50kt nuke isn’t going to send us back to the 19th century.


11 posted on 04/10/2014 4:38:50 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
if we were to reply in kind, nothing would happen to North Korea...they have nothing for an EMP to effect.


12 posted on 04/10/2014 4:40:57 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: BobL

The US government under this president is not in the business of defending its citizens. I’m afraid that EMP defense is up to individuals.


13 posted on 04/10/2014 4:43:46 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Cruz/Palin 2016)
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To: Vaquero
Ya beat me to it .. LOL

Ergo, this one is not too high on my OMG WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE list, ya know ?

14 posted on 04/10/2014 4:44:10 AM PDT by tomkat (no guilt, no apologies)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

“Comments? Anyone?”

Why would they want to attack the US with an EMP?

I doubt that any other country will bother to keep sending them food.


15 posted on 04/10/2014 4:47:50 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

On your questions as to the motive, what makes you think that logic would enter into the equation?


16 posted on 04/10/2014 4:52:31 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: Former Proud Canadian
He said, however, that the U.S. does not have its missile defense system oriented toward an attack from a southern polar missile launch attack on the U.S. Instead, all missile defenses are positioned for an attack from the north.

Jeez.

Pry said that an EMP attack on the U.S. would not have to originate from North Korea but could be a missile, such as the SA-2, launched from a freighter off the U.S. East or Gulf Coasts. At that point, there would be no missile defense capable of halting such an event.

Double Jeez.

17 posted on 04/10/2014 4:54:40 AM PDT by McGruff (Want to hurt Mozilla? Don't use Firefox's search bar. That is their money maker.)
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To: tomkat

The people in power in NK have all the electricity they want or need.


18 posted on 04/10/2014 4:55:17 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
NKOR and Iranian alliance. Iranian warships are loose in the Atlantic Ocean. Potentially capable of launching an EMP device our way.

Very highly probable China has strategically prepositioned EMP devices. No fuss no muss.

A moment after, ha, they will wait a year until American society has totally chaotically dissolved. Then they willl recolonize the new world.

19 posted on 04/10/2014 4:57:53 AM PDT by Tugo (22LF = MAD-MAX WORLD CURRENCY)
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To: McGruff

Please elaborate your comments.


20 posted on 04/10/2014 4:59:40 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Cruz/Palin 2016)
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