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  • U.S. Electric Grid Vulnerable to Unprecedented Waves of Attack

    03/27/2018 4:42:52 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 54 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/27/18 | Adam Kredo
    The U.S. electric grid has become increasingly vulnerable to what the federal government is describing as an unprecedented wave of attacks that threatens to cripple the nation, according to a new investigative report that warns the energy industry is lagging in efforts to boost physical security of these critical sites. Amid a wave of increasing attacks across the country on key power stations, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, or NERC, has been struggling to force the power industry to enact a series of security improvements meant to stop would-be attackers and terrorists from crippling the nation's infrastructure. Since 2014,...
  • Trump first president to protect electric grid from EMP, cyberattacks

    12/21/2017 8:37:37 PM PST · by PA Engineer · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 20, 2017 | Paul Bedard
    President Trump became the first national leader to call for protecting the U.S electric and communications grid against an electromagnetic attack like one practiced in North Korea. Deep in his new national security strategy released this week, he made good on a campaign promise to move quickly to make the fixes that proponents have long called for. Two of the chief advocates, William R. Graham and Peter Vincent Pry, executives of the nation’s first Congressional EMP Commission, said in a statement, “President Trump understands, even if everyone in his administration does not, that ‘strategic stability’ and ‘longstanding strategic relationships with...
  • How A North Korean EMP Attack Could Kill Millions, Turn America Into A Post-Apocalyptic Wasteland

    11/30/2017 8:37:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 132 replies
    TEC ^ | 11/30/2017 | Michael Snyder
    This is why North Korea’s test of an intercontinental ballistic missile is so important. North Korea had test fired a total of 22 missiles so far this year, but this latest one showed that nobody on the globe is out of their reach. In fact, General Mattis is now admitting that “North Korea can basically threaten everywhere in the world”, and that includes the entire continental United States. In addition to hitting individual cities with nukes, there is also the possibility that someday North Korea could try to take down the entire country with an EMP attack. If the North...
  • The Most Dangerous National Security Threat No One's Talking About

    10/27/2017 4:47:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 27, 2017 | Congressman Trent Frank
    The North Korean dictatorship boasted that they have tested a hydrogen bomb underground in September. Such a hydrogen bomb has the power to destroy Manhattan, killing 8.5 million New York City residents in a couple of seconds. But, there is a prospect potentially even more deadly and terrifying. A hydrogen bomb, exploded within Earth’s atmosphere over a central location like Kansas could potentially mean ‘lights out’ for the entire contiguous U.S.A. The electromagnetic pulse emitted from such an explosion in the atmosphere could destroy electronic devices for thousands of miles. This could include all the devices we regularly depend upon...
  • Congress warned that NoKo EMP attack could kill 90% of Americans

    10/13/2017 8:38:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 130 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/13/2017 | Rick Moran
    The House Homeland Security Committee heard expert testimony yesterday on the effects of a high-altitude nuclear detonation that could knock out the U.S. electrical grid for up to a year, resulting in the deaths of 90% of Americans. A nuclear attack from space would generate an electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, that would "inflict devastating damage" on the U.S. Washington Examiner: In calling on the Pentagon and President Trump to move quickly to protect the grid, the experts testified that an explosion of a high-altitude nuclear bomb delivered by a missile or satellite "could be to shut down the U.S. electric...
  • Congress warned North Korean EMP attack would kill '90% of all Americans'

    10/12/2017 3:57:51 PM PDT · by bitt · 238 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Oct 12, 2017 | Paul Bedard
    Congress was warned Thursday that North Korea is capable of attacking the U.S. today with a nuclear EMP bomb that could indefinitely shut down the electric power grid and kill 90 percent of "all Americans" within a year. At a House hearing, experts said that North Korea could easily employ the "doomsday scenario" to turn parts of the U.S. to ashes. In calling on the Pentagon and President Trump to move quickly to protect the grid, the experts testified that an explosion of a high-altitude nuclear bomb delivered by a missile or satellite "could be to shut down the U.S....
  • Financial authorities review countermeasures against N. Korean EMP attack [S. Korea]

    10/08/2017 11:39:41 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    Yonhap ^ | Oct 9, 2017
    Financial authorities review countermeasures against N. Korean EMP attack Published : Oct 9, 2017 - 09:24 Updated : Oct 9, 2017 - 09:24 South Korea's financial authorities have been reviewing countermeasures against the threat of an electromagnetic pulse attack by North Korea that could paralyze a nation's financial system, according to officials Monday. EMP bombs can jam and damage high-tech defense systems and wreck havoc on communications networks and electrical grids. With tension escalating over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile ambitions, North Korean watchers here have said the increasingly isolated country has the capability to use such devices to devastating effect....
  • Former CIA Chief Warns of N. Korea’s Other Nuclear Weapon (orbiting EMP device)

    10/01/2017 6:57:53 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 38 replies
    VOA News ^ | September 16, 2017 | Jenny Lee
    Former CIA Chief Warns of N. Korea’s Other Nuclear Weapon September 16, 2017 9:19 PM Jenny Lee​ /snip A: Probably not fully yet. But it doesn’t matter because they don’t need an intercontinental ballistic missile in order to attack directly the United States. They can do so with a satellite launch and [they] have nuclear weapons contained in the satellite that continues to circle the Earth a couple of times a day. ... So it does not take an intercontinental ballistic missile to reach the United States. You can do it fine with a weapon on a satellite. Q: You...
  • What a North Korea hydrogen bomb would do to the Pacific Ocean and space stations

    09/30/2017 8:34:02 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 39 replies
    PBS ^ | NSIKAN AKPAN | NSIKAN AKPAN
    What a North Korea hydrogen bomb would do to the Pacific Ocean and space stations BY NSIKAN AKPAN September 30, 2017 at 9:38 AM EDT "Nutmeg" nuclear test at Bikini Atoll on May 22, 1958. This surface blast was 25.1 kilotons, so 1.5 times stronger than the Hiroshima atomic bomb. North Korea's alleged hydrogen bomb test in early September was 11 times stronger than Nutmeg. Image by NewsHour/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory “Nutmeg” nuclear test at Bikini Atoll on May 22, 1958. This surface blast was 25.1 kilotons, so 1.5 times stronger than the Hiroshima atomic bomb. North Korea’s alleged hydrogen...
  • Foreign rocket engines for North Korea: Why? (somewhat tinfoil-ish)

    09/22/2017 8:17:52 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    The Slovak Spectator ^ | 22. Sep 2017 | Juraj Mesík
    Foreign rocket engines for North Korea: Why? For Russia, the path to a weakened China could be through a major nuclear accident in North Korea. In early August 2017, German rocket scientist Robert Schmucker published in the Deutsche Welle his opinion that North Korea´s ballistic missiles program can only exist due to transfers of Russian and Soviet rocket engines and components. Schmucker stopped short of accusing Moscow of providing Pyongyang with technology intentionally. Five days later, the New York Times published an article linking North Korea missiles to Ukrainian rocket engines. The president of Ukraine immediately issued orders to investigate...
  • North Korea Warns It May Detonate An H-Bomb In The Pacific

    09/22/2017 3:50:07 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 75 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Ryan Pickrell
    Kim Jong Un issued an unprecedented threat directly to President Donald Trump Friday. In response to the president’s warning at the U.N. that the America will “totally destroy” North Korea if the rogue regime attacked the U.S. or its allies, the North Korean leader threatened to “tame” Trump “with fire,” promising the “highest-level” action against the U.S. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho clarified exactly what this might mean. “It could be the most powerful detonation of an H-bomb in the Pacific,” he said, adding that he has “no idea about what actions could be taken as it will be...
  • North Korea Nuke Tests Further EMP Bomb

    09/06/2017 11:51:36 AM PDT · by TroutGuy · 57 replies
    North Korea for the first time this week revealed plans for using its nuclear arms for space-based electronics-disrupting EMP attacks, in addition to direct warhead ground blasts. The official communist party newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, published a report Monday on "the EMP might of nuclear weapons," outlining an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack produced by detonating a nuclear warhead in space. "In general, the strong electromagnetic pulse generated from nuclear bomb explosions between 30 kilometers and 100 kilometers [18.6 miles and 62 miles] above the ground can severely impair electronic devices, electric machines, and electromagnetic grids, or destroy electric cables and safety...
  • Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack

    09/03/2017 9:12:20 PM PDT · by bigbob · 126 replies
    The EMP Commission was established pursuant to title XIV of the Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (as enacted into law by Public Law 106-398; 114 Stat. 1654A-345). Duties of the EMP Commission include assessing: - the nature and magnitude of potential high-altitude EMP threats to the United States from all potentially hostile states or non-state actors that have or could acquire nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles enabling them to perform a high-altitude EMP attack against the United States within the next 15 years; - the vulnerability of United States military and especially civilian systems...
  • North Korea openly threatens EMP attack for the first time, changing the game

    09/03/2017 8:16:42 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 435 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | SEPTEMBER 03, 201 | ANTHONY FUREY
    North Korea openly threatens EMP attack for the first time, changing the game BY ANTHONY FUREY, POSTMEDIA NETWORK The news Sunday morning that North Korea had launched what appeared to be its sixth nuclear test and most powerful one to date is troubling enough. But a statement from the rogue regime took things to a whole new level. The North said it had tested an H-bomb that was “a multi-functional thermonuclear nuke with great destructive power which can be detonated at high altitudes for super-powerful EMP (electromagnetic pulse) attack according to strategic goals.” This is the first time it has...
  • North Korea and Bible Prophecy

    08/16/2017 1:18:55 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 25 replies
    Omega Letter ^ | 8/14/17 | Pete Garcia
    With things heating up in the Pacific northeast, people are wondering what a potential war with North Korea means’ in the prophetic picture. Let me be upfront and state that I believe a war with North Korea will transpire, and that they are about to experience fundamental regime change. Let me be clear in saying that the North Korean regime under Kim Jong Un (KJU) will collapse through divine action. Now God may use the military, diplomatic, or economic means, but it will happen because He allows it. As a result, the Gospel will go into North Korea even if...
  • Black Sky Hazards (some doom porn for ya)

    08/10/2017 1:38:01 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 9 replies
    A Black Sky Hazard is a catastrophic event that severely disrupts the normal functioning of our critical infrastructures in multiple regions for long durations.
  • Retired Green Beret Warns: “There Could Be A Nuclear Strike Against The United States Coming Soon"

    07/15/2017 6:56:17 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 92 replies
    shtfplan.com ^ | July 13, 2016 | Jeremiah Johnson
    For approximately the past five years, the Mainstream Media (MSM) and the Obama-administration supported research “think-tanks” for monitoring the North Korean situation have had a field day. They consistently (along with the brain-dead public’s crowds of naysayers) and intentionally understated the capabilities of North Korea. The experts in the field (such as Dr. Peter V. Pry, Admiral Bill Gortney, General Curtis Scapparotti) have not been able to be denied; however, they have been marginalized and made to seem to be “in conflict” with the prevailing, majority “view.” The “tyranny of the majority,” in this case, was needed to accomplish the...
  • Frank Gaffney: North Korea Could Take Out Entire U.S. Electrical Power Grid

    07/05/2017 11:22:00 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 63 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5 Jul 2017 | John Hayward
    On Wednesday’s Breitbart News Daily, Center for Security Policy President Frank Gaffney joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow to discuss dictator Kim Jong-un’s unwelcome contribution to this year’s Fourth of July fireworks: the test launch of what may be North Korea’s first true intercontinental ballistic missile. “It’s unprecedented in the sense that it’s performed the feat of demonstrating the capacity to deliver a payload over longer range than ever before,” Gaffney said. “This missile flew for about 40 minutes. In this particular case, they chose to fly it almost directly straight up, and then pretty much straight back down. “It went...
  • Tick, Tock: EMP War Looms

    05/15/2017 4:51:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2017 | Katie Kieffer
    If you want to cry after WannaCry ransomware attacked FedEx in the United States, hospitals in Britain, and telecommunications networks in Spain last Friday, you’ll want to bawl when North Korea hits the U.S. with an electromagnetic pulse (EMP). Let’s not go there. Congressional reports and most security experts agree that America’s adversaries—from developed nations like China and Russia to dictatorships like Iran and North Korea—prefer to target our country with a triple threat combination of cyberattacks, physical damage and EMP. And EMP is the greatest threat of the three. A unique menace in that it can occur naturally (via...
  • Electromagnetic Pulse Question: Can an EMP be used to kill diesel submarines

    05/14/2017 9:49:30 AM PDT · by topher · 58 replies
    Various | May 14, 2017 | Vanity
    Aside from the 20,000 artillery pieces North Korea has, an EMP attack by the US on North Korea would render the majority of North Korea's Defense capability useless: jet fighters, missiles with any sort of electronics, communications, etc. But if a submarine is submerged, is it vulnerable to an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) and does water/depth the submarine is at limit the EMP weapon. It is possible that an EMP attack on submarines might cause it to blow up as no telling what would happen. Plus the fact the submarine might have trouble surfacing. Here is an interesting report on Global...