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  • Vallely: Iran Goal EMPs on US Coastal Cities in Reach

    09/05/2011 5:56:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September 5, 2011 | Bob Beauprez
    Note from Bob Beauprez: The Telescope feature editorial in the August issue of A Line of Sight, "Iran at our Doorstep," documented increased uranium enrichment and the announced plans for an Iranian missile base being constructed on the extreme northern borders of Venezuela stocked with Russian weapons.  A Line of Sight contributing editor, Major General Paul Vallely, an acclaimed national security expert, and his sources at Stand Up America have just released the following analysis that also confirms increased uranium enrichment by Iran.  Vallely also states that SUA believes Iran "now possesses low yield nuclear war heads that can be...
  • Pentagon report: China closer to matching modern militaries

    08/24/2011 2:37:49 PM PDT · by Alistair Stratford IV · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 24, 2011 | By Bill Gertz
    Pentagon report: China closer to matching modern militaries By Bill Gertz - The Washington Times Wednesday, August 24, 2011 China's military buildup has made impressive gains that pushed the Communist Party-controlled People's Liberation Army closer to matching modern militaries, according to the Pentagon's annual report to Congress made public Wednesday. "Militarily, China's sustained modernization program is paying visible dividends," the report said. "During 2010, China made strides toward fielding an operational anti-ship ballistic missile, continued work on its aircraft carrier program, and finalized the prototype of its first stealth aircraft." While the report cautioned that the Chinese military continues to...
  • Severe Solar Storm to Create Global Chaos and Complete Darkness

    08/08/2011 5:37:45 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 99 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 8-7-11 | staff reporter
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a scientific agency that monitors atmospheric and ocean conditions, has predicted a state of maximum solar activity that may strike Earth, causing total darkness this decade. Forecasters and operators at the agency are keeping a close eye as the sun enters a phase of activity that may cause severe disruption of global power grids, airline communication, military satellites and even GPS applications on mobile phones and cars. Besides this, US Federal Government studies revealed that this extreme solar activity and emissions may result in complete blackouts for years, in several areas of the...
  • Iran Plans AWorld Without America

    08/04/2011 6:23:12 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 51 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 4, 2011 | IBD staff
    Defense: Tehran's navy deploys ships to the Atlantic capable of launching long-range missiles. This is not a joke. This is a dress rehearsal for the day an EMP attack ends our way of life. 'Is it possible for us to witness a world without America and Zionism?" Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad asked at "The World Without Zionism" Tehran conference in 2005. "But you had best know that this slogan and this goal are attainable, and surely can be achieved." He added that Iran had a "war preparation plan" for, as he put it, "the destruction of Anglo-Saxon civilization." Electromagnetic pulse, or...
  • Report: China Was Testing for EMP Attack on Taiwan

    07/25/2011 5:52:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 7/25/11 | Seth Mandel
    According to a declassified 2005 report released last week, China had been testing the effects of an electromagnetic pulse attack–the detonation of a nuclear device at high altitude to maximize the area affected by the EMP–possibly meant for Taiwan. According to the report, China was actually testing two kinds of nuclear blasts and the effects the resulting radiation would have on humans. (China was testing them on animals, which experienced “high mortality rates.”) The point of an EMP attack (all nuclear explosions result in an EMP), however, is to disrupt the electronics devices within range of the blast.
  • A few thousand neutral grounding resistors could protect the United States from EMP

    06/20/2011 2:01:25 PM PDT · by decimon · 79 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | June 20, 2011 | Brian Wang
    H.R. 668, the Secure High-voltage Infrastructure for Electricity from Lethal Damage (or SHIELD) Act is a bill before congress which would require that the most critical components of America’s electrical infrastructure be secured against the threat posed by a potentially catastrophic electromagnetic pulse. It has been proposed to add some fairly small and inexpensive resistors in the transformers’ ground connections. The addition of that little bit of resistance would significantly reduce the amount of the geomagnetically induced currents that flow into the grid. In its simplest form, it’s something that might be made out of cast iron or stainless steel,...
  • North Korea Tests 'Super-EMP' Nuke

    06/20/2011 10:09:45 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 103 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 09:05 AM | Ken Timmerman
    North Korea’s last round of tests, conducted in May 2009, appear to have included a “super-EMP” weapon, capable of emitting enough gamma rays to disable the electric power grid across most of the lower 48 states, says Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, a former CIA nuclear weapons analyst and president of EMPact America, a citizens lobbying group. Samore, who handles arms control and non-proliferation issues, warned that “additional strong sanctions will be imposed on the North with the support of Russia and China." North Korea’s nuclear tests have been dismissed as failures by some analysts because of their low explosive yield....
  • North Korea Nears Completion of Electromagnetic Pulse Bomb

    03/09/2011 5:36:03 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 45 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | 03/09/11 | JOOHEE CHO
    North Korea Nears Completion of Electromagnetic Pulse Bomb N. Korea Disrupts Current Military Maneuvers With Russian Device To Jam GPS By JOOHEE CHO SEOUL, South Korea, March 9, 2011 North Korea appears to be protesting the joint U.S. and South Korean military maneuvers by jamming Global Positioning Devices in the south, which is a nuisance for cell phone and computers users -- but is a hint of the looming menace for the military. /snip The North is believed to be nearing completion of an electromagnetic pulse bomb that, if exploded 25 miles above ground would cause irreversible damage to electrical...
  • South Korea, Russia in arms technology transfer talks

    01/19/2011 4:49:42 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies
    AFP via Defense Talk ^ | 1/19/2010 | AFP via Defense Talk
    South Korea has been negotiating with Russia to receive advanced defence technology as part of debt repayments, officials said Tuesday. Russia has so far provided South Korea with weapons worth $740 million as a way of repaying some $1.3 billion in debts dating back to the days of the Soviet Union. Seoul is now in talks on the transfer of cutting-edge technology from Moscow, the South's Defence Acquisition Programme Administration said. "We have yet to complete negotiations with Russia," a spokesman for the state agency controlled by the defence ministry told AFP, without giving details. Yonhap news agency quoted a...
  • A Dangerous Gap in Our Defenses? An EMP attack is a terrible threat, but countering it is...

    12/14/2010 11:16:55 AM PST · by neverdem · 42 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | December 14, 2010 | Henry F. Cooper & Robert L. Pfaltzgraff Jr.
    A Dangerous Gap in Our Defenses?An EMP attack is a terrible threat, but countering it is affordable. For several days in early November, a series of U.S. government agencies were either unable or unwilling to explain what had produced a vapor trail that had illuminated the Southern California skies. Public speculation abounded, first that it was a missile, then that it was in fact the condensation trail (contrail) of a plane. Controversy continues in the blogosphere and elsewhere. The absence of a cogent official explanation reveals a dangerous gap in our defenses, specifically in our warning systems. Our surveillance systems...
  • EMP: Death of America in the Blink of an Eye

    12/02/2010 5:57:26 AM PST · by scottfactor · 50 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 12/02/2010 | Gina Miller
    Perhaps the most serious and terrifying threat against our nation and the world is a danger about which most Americans likely know little or nothing. That threat is of an electromagnetic pulse—or EMP—attack. The Heritage Foundation has released a bone-chilling report which analyzes in detail what an EMP attack is and the horrific effects it would have on our country, and it gives important recommendations for guarding our nation from such an attack. This report is one you should read, and it ought to be required reading for our government and military leaders and all those who run our critical...
  • An excellent read but scary in light of recent events.

    11/23/2010 9:16:39 PM PST · by albionin · 23 replies
    In light of the recent events in Korea and the "missile launch" off of the California coast I'd like to reccomend the book One Second After, by William R. Forstchen. It is about the aftermath of an EMP attack on America. Set in a smal North Carolina mountain town, the book depicts the very real consequences of our modern society instantly thrown 150 years back in time. The author has done his research well and gives a very accurate account of what would happen. It's gut wrenching but good. In the postscript the author describes testing by the Iranian government...
  • The EMP Threat

    11/23/2010 12:30:33 PM PST · by Jack L. Lee · 57 replies · 1+ views
    NorCal Blogs ^ | 11/23/2010 | Jack Lee
    Do you know what an EMP is, as in an EMP bomb? Great, then you're one of the few that does, but for the rest of us let me explain. It's an "electro-magnetic pulse" and EMP's come from a highly specialized bomb that delivers magnetic radiation that can fry electrical circuits, but does little else to humans, animals or buildings. An EMP is a common occurence in nature. When it happens we call it a CME event or a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME's come from our sun - see photo on left). Just think of it as a solar storm...
  • Mystery Missiles - Why Are We Stuck on Stupid?

    11/13/2010 1:42:55 PM PST · by FARS · 314 replies · 1+ views
    AntiMullah ^ | 11/13/10 | Alan Peters
    The video below suggests the mystery missile launch was the USA showing Asia/China and Russia our ability to launch Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) from a submarine while OBAMBI is in Asia! Since when has there been ANY doubt we have the capability to do this? That the USA has submarine launch ability to hit China or to hit Russia! The first, a Pacific launch was 35 miles off Southern California and headed on a North-East - across America trajectory. The second, shortly after that, was a first ever Atlantic launch and reportedly went up above New York.
  • Could Solar Storms in 2012 Cause a Solar EMP?

    10/05/2010 8:01:23 AM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 31 replies · 2+ views
    TheSurvivalMom blog ^ | October 4, 2010 | TheSurvivalMom
    Guest post by mama4x who blogs at Farming Salt & Light. Set aside all the 2012 and Mayan calendar hysteria and consider this. According to NASA, 2012 will usher in a period of massive solar activity. It's possible these coming solar storms will produce the same effects as an EMP caused by a nuclear blast. I type this post on my laptop in an air-conditioned room. I hear the hum of the refrigerator and the low drone of the TV in the other room. As night falls, I'll turn on the lamp and later, I'll take a shower, water pulled...
  • Gauging the Threat of an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack

    09/09/2010 4:28:56 AM PDT · by BCW · 27 replies
    STRATFOR ^ | 09 SEPT 2010 | Scott Stewart and Nate Hughes
    Over the past decade there has been an ongoing debate over the threat posed by electromagnetic pulse (EMP) to modern civilization. This debate has been the most heated perhaps in the United States, where the commission appointed by Congress to assess the threat to the United States warned of the dangers posed by EMP in reports released in 2004 and 2008. The commission also called for a national commitment to address the EMP threat by hardening the national infrastructure.
  • Senate dumps strategy to prevent EMP damage

    08/09/2010 11:06:19 AM PDT · by The Comedian · 77 replies
    WND ^ | August 07, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    The U.S. Senate has dropped a House-approved plan that would prepare the United States to defend itself from an attack from any electromagnetic pulse source – whether it would be from a natural solar flare or the detonation of a space-located nuclear weapon by enemies intent on destroying America's infrastructure, according to a representative who has raised alarms over EMP. U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md., said it is "unfortunate." "While one part of the federal government was warning us of possible solar electromagnetic-pulse damage to our electric grid, a key Senate commission approved a bill to ignore this threat," he...
  • Senate dumps strategy to prevent EMP damageHouse planned defense against 'malicious acts'...

    08/07/2010 5:45:44 AM PDT · by blueyon · 32 replies
    WND ^ | 8/07/10 | Bob Unruh
    Senate dumps strategy to prevent EMP damage House planned defense against 'malicious acts' using shock wave The U.S. Senate has dropped a House-approved plan that would prepare the United States to defend itself from an attack from any electromagnetic pulse source – whether it would be from a natural solar flare or the detonation of a space-located nuclear weapon by enemies intent on destroying America's infrastructure, according to a representative who has raised alarms over EMP. U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, a Maryland Republican, said it is "unfortunate." "While one part of the federal government was warning us of possible solar...
  • Senate dumps strategy to prevent EMP damage

    08/06/2010 10:32:01 PM PDT · by Errant · 34 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | August 7, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    The U.S. Senate has dropped a House-approved plan that would prepare the United States to defend itself from an attack from any electromagnetic pulse source – whether it would be from a natural solar flare or the detonation of a space-located nuclear weapon by enemies intent on destroying America's infrastructure, according to a representative who has raised alarms over EMP.
  • NASA says large CME on Sun headed for Earth: Expected Arrival August 3rd.

    On Sunday, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory detected a complex magnetic eruption on the sun. The NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) also spotted a large coronal mass ejection (CME) The eruption happened around (3:50 am EST), the SDO detected a C3 class solar flare originating from a group of sunspots (called sunspot 1092). The flare itself was not that large, but the filament located about 70,000 miles away erupted at the same time. A filament is a large, bright feature extending outward from the Sun's surface, often in a loop shape. Filament is anchored to the Sun's surface in the...
  • Iran and the Missile Defense Imperative

    07/17/2010 10:42:27 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies
    FDD ^ | 7/14/2010 | R. James Woolsey, Rebeccah Heinrichs
    In a June 27 interview on ABC's "This Week," CIA Director Leon Panetta warned that it could be a mere two years before Iran is able to threaten other states with nuclear warheads mounted on ballistic missiles. When discussing the new U.S. sanctions against Iran recently signed into law by President Barack Obama, Mr. Panetta said, "Will it deter them from their ambitions with regards to nuclear capability? Probably not." Three months ago the Defense Intelligence Agency reported that by 2015 Iran, with help from North Korea or Russia, could field an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching the...
  • How Long Can You Tread Water?

    06/28/2010 4:18:18 PM PDT · by Any Fate But Submission · 31 replies · 1+ views
    June 28, 2010 | Tom Seaward
    How Long Can You Tread Water? Or, Why an EMP burst or super solar flare may only give us 6 months to live? NOAH may have questioned God about why he should build such a big boat. God might have asked “How long can you tread water?” (Bill Cosby) In the event of an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) burst 250 miles above Kansas or a super solar flare, the permanent loss of the electrical grid would stop almost all food production and importation in the USA. Some estimate there is, at any given time, more than 1,000 pounds per capita of...
  • As the Sun Awakens, NASA Keeps a Wary Eye on Space Weather (solar EMP coming)

    06/05/2010 12:47:54 PM PDT · by The Comedian · 27 replies · 650+ views
    NASA ^ | June 4, 2010 | NASA Science News
    Earth and space are about to come into contact in a way that's new to human history. To make preparations, authorities in Washington DC are holding a meeting: The Space Weather Enterprise Forum at the National Press Club on June 8th. Many technologies of the 21st century are vulnerable to solar storms. Richard Fisher, head of NASA's Heliophysics Division, explains what it's all about: "The sun is waking up from a deep slumber, and in the next few years we expect to see much higher levels of solar activity. At the same time, our technological society has developed an unprecedented...
  • Israel: Iran moving toward acquiring EW systems

    05/28/2010 9:01:53 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies · 421+ views
    GeostrategyDirect.com ^ | 5/26/2010 | GeostrategyDirect.com
    Israel has assessed that Iran could employ electronic warfare (EW) to shut down communications in the Jewish state. Officials said the Defense Ministry and the military have concluded that Iran was acquiring and testing EW systems meant to destroy computers in government and key facilities as well as the Internet infrastructure in Israel. They said Iranian methods could also include hacking computers of the state-owned broadcasting network and planting false messages. "On its own, Iran doesn't yet have significant EW capabilities," an official said. "But we know that it is working with elements in several countries, including China, that have...
  • Israel system uses electromagnetic pulses to see inside rooms

    05/14/2010 9:04:46 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies · 524+ views
    Geostrategy Direct ^ | 5/14/2010 | Geostrategy Direct
    Israel has developed a counter-insurgency system that could see through walls. Israel's Camero has developed a system that could penetrate walls and identify enemy operatives. Camero has developed the Xavier 400 system, which uses electromagnetic pulses to allow operators to see everything within an adjacent room. "This technology saves lives," Cameron vice president David Gazelle said. Executives said Xavier, the size of a laptop computer, has already been deployed around the world. In November 2009, the three-kilogram system facilitated the rescue of a kidnapping victim in an unidentified foreign country. Xavier was said to be based on a multi-channel ultra-wideband...
  • A Game-Changing Weapon

    05/06/2010 5:22:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies · 910+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 5-6-10 | Ryan Mauro
    A Game-Changing Weapon Ryan MauroThe Russian company Concern Morinformsystem-Agat is marketing a deadly new weapon, one that can allow a rogue state to overcome the technological superiority of Western militaries. The system can even be used to carry out devastating attacks on the U.S. homeland with little means of defense.The system, as seen in its promotional video, allows a weak nation to strike the land and sea targets of a superior force by placing cruise missiles into any type of 40 foot container. The video uses a ship, truck and train as examples of potential launching platforms. This means that...
  • EMP could leave '9 out of 10 Americans dead'

    05/04/2010 5:12:37 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 429 replies · 7,645+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | May 3, 2010 | Joseph Farah
    There is renewed alarm about the possibility of an EMP attack – electromagnetic pulse – on the United States because of Iran's work on a multi-stage Space Launch Vehicle, according to a report from Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin. And experts forecast if such an attack were a success, it effectively could throw the U.S. back into an age of agriculture. "Within a year of that attack, nine out of 10 Americans would be dead, because we can't support a population of the present size in urban centers and the like without electricity," said Frank Gaffney, president of the Center for...
  • Lack Of Protected Satellite Communications Could Mean Defeat For Joint Force In Future War

    04/20/2010 9:35:02 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 16 replies · 612+ views
    Lexington Institute ^ | 4/14/2010 | Loren B. Thompson, Ph.D.
    In the years since the Cold War ended, the U.S. military has become heavily dependent upon satellite communications to maintain its global connectivity. Without such links, it would be difficult for the military to operate in a coordinated fashion or exchange information critical to situational awareness. Defense experts have repeatedly warned that the availability of space-based communications could be compromised in future conflicts by the fact that 80-90% of all military traffic is transmitted on vulnerable commercial satcom channels. However, there is a related problem that far fewer military observers have noticed: only about 1% of defense communications today are...
  • Tehran's Other Target: America 2015

    04/20/2010 5:04:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies · 869+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 20, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    National Security: An unclassified Defense Department report says an Iranian missile could strike the U.S. by 2015. If only we were working as hard to defend ourselves as they are to destroy us. In any discussion of the Iranian nuclear threat, the assumption is always that Tehran's target is Israel. Iran's quite mad president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has pledged to wipe Israel off the map as part of his grand scheme to usher in the age of the 12th Imam. Tehran may have a bigger fish that it wants to fry, namely us. "With sufficient foreign assistance, Iran could probably develop...
  • Solar Storms Could Be Earth's Next Katrina.....

    02/26/2010 3:44:00 PM PST · by TaraP · 78 replies · 2,035+ views
    http://www.kqed.org/news/story.jsp?id=28058 ^ | Feb 26th, 2010 | Joe Hamilton
    February 26, 2010 — 2:53 PM A massive solar storm could leave millions of people around the world without electricity, running water, or phone service, government officials say. That was their conclusion after participating in a tabletop exercise that looked at what might happen today if the Earth were struck by a solar storm as intense as the huge storms that occurred in 1921 and 1859. Solar storms happen when an eruption or explosion on the surface of the sun sends radiation or electrically charged particles toward Earth. Minor storms are common and can light up the Earth's Northern skies...
  • New Lab-Funded Magnetron May Help Defeat Enemy Electronics

    02/10/2010 9:39:46 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 22 replies · 640+ views
    Space War ^ | 2/11/2010 | Maria Callier/Air Force Office of Scientific Research
    Air Force Research Laboratory-funded researchers at the University of Michigan invented a new type of magnetron that may be used in defeating enemy electronics. A vital component of military radar systems since World War II, a magnetron is a kind of vacuum tube that serves as the frequency source in microwave ovens, radar systems, and other high-power microwave circuits. The newly devised technology--which is more compact, exhibits faster start-up, and demonstrates higher peak and average power than current devices--should enable higher-power, higher-frequency operation and, thus, improved potential for jamming and defeat of adversarial systems. While basic magnetron design has changed...
  • (Vanity) Do the Iranians or their proxies currently have a 'scientific' satellite in a polar orbit?

    02/09/2010 5:33:58 AM PST · by Blueflag · 21 replies · 572+ views
    For the FReeper national security community -- Whereas the Iranians have promised/threatened something big on the 11th, and Whereas polar orbit satellites pass over the CONUS repeatedly, and Whereas satellite orbits can be willfully decayed to reach a given altitude at a given Long/Lat., and Whereas the US has no defense against or ability to recover from an EMP attack from near space, and Whereas the TOTUS is a FNG/REMF when it comes to serious national security; Do the Iranians or their proxies have a satellite in low-earth/ polar orbit at the present time?
  • The EMP threat: fact, fiction, and response (part 2)

    02/01/2010 11:23:59 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 52 replies · 1,104+ views
    The Space Review ^ | 2/1/2010 | Yousaf M. Butt
    What appears to be of particular concern to the EMP commission is the scepter of terrorist groups or so-called “rogue” nations carrying out such an attack. As outlined by Dr. Pry, one of the commissioners, before a 2005 Senate Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security, “[a] nuclear missile concealed in the hold of a freighter would give Iran, or terrorists, the capability to perform an EMP attack against the United States homeland, without developing an ICBM, and with some prospect of remaining anonymous. Iran’s Shahab-3 medium-range missile… is a mobile missile, and small enough to be transported in the...
  • The Sun Also Flares - If we get hit with a once-in-a-century solar storm, we’re history.

    01/28/2010 11:30:12 AM PST · by neverdem · 91 replies · 2,203+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | January 28, 2010 | Clifford D. May
    If we get hit with a once-in-a-century solar storm, we’re history.  Had the earthquake that hit Haiti shaken Florida instead, the death toll would not have been so tragically high — over 150,000 at last count. In Haiti, as in other impoverished countries, buildings are often shoddily constructed, infrastructure is weak, and governance is incompetent. The primary response to disaster: Wait for help from abroad. It’s a well established rule: Rich nations endure natural disasters better than poor nations. But there may be an exception. Stay with me for a moment and you’ll see what I mean. In recent years,...
  • The EMP threat: fact, fiction, and response

    01/26/2010 10:15:56 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 65 replies · 1,544+ views
    Space Review ^ | 1/25/2010 | Yousaf M. Butt
    A nuclear weapon explodes high above the US, unleashing a deadly electromagnetic pulse (EMP) that almost instantly knocks out much of our electrical grid. The electronic control systems in our water, oil, and gas distribution systems fail, and other infrastructure such as telecommunications and transport grind to a halt. While it would be far too high up in the atmosphere (40–400 kilometers) to directly kill people by blast and heat, such an attack would have “the capability to produce significant damage to critical infrastructures and thus to the very fabric of US society”, according to the congressional “Commission to Assess...
  • Lights Out - ©2002-2005 David Crawford All Rights Reserved (March 2008 Revision)

    01/12/2010 4:02:40 PM PST · by Errant · 6 replies · 584+ views
    http://www.giltweasel.com/stuff/LightsOut-Current.pdf ^ | Revised Edition March 2008 | David Crawford
    This novel was written over the course of three years on the www.frugalsquirrels.com fiction forum and downloaded over 3 million times... "Lights Out" tells the story of a small group of people dealing with the after effects of an EMP (Electro Magnetic Pulse) attack...
  • Iran Plans Nuclear Strike on U.S.

    07/29/2008 2:28:47 PM PDT · by conservativegramma · 293 replies · 1,414+ views
    Newsmax ^ | July 29, 2008 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    U.S. Intel: Iran Plans Nuclear Strike on U.S. Tuesday, July 29, 2008 9:00 AM By: Kenneth R. Timmerman Article Font Size Iran has carried out missile tests for what could be a plan for a nuclear strike on the United States, the head of a national security panel has warned. In testimony before the House Armed Services Committee and in remarks to a private conference on missile defense over the weekend hosted by the Claremont Institute, Dr. William Graham warned that the U.S. intelligence community “doesn’t have a story” to explain the recent Iranian tests. One group of tests that...
  • Israel: Iran Could Attack US With Nuclear Bomb

    12/20/2008 7:58:54 PM PST · by Fennie · 114 replies · 4,451+ views
    IranPressNews ^ | December 18, 2008
    Israel has warned that Iran could try to attack the US if it acquired a nuclear weapon. Ehud Barak, the Israeli defence minister, appealed to world leaders to act now to prevent Iran from continuing its nuclear programme. "If it built even a primitive nuclear weapon like the type that destroyed Hiroshima, Iran would not hesitate to load it on a ship, arm it with a detonator operated by GPS and sail it into a vital port on the east coast of North America," Mr Barak told a conference of the Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University....
  • U.S. Cities Prepare For Nuclear Disaster

    12/16/2009 7:39:56 AM PST · by Strategy · 50 replies · 2,309+ views
    Global Security Newswire ^ | December 16, 2009
    While the detonation of a nuclear weapon in the United States is considered highly unlikely, Los Angeles and other U.S. cities are preparing for such a disaster by assessing old bomb shelters and preparing emergency response plans, the Los Angeles Daily News reported Monday.
  • THE CASE FOR SPACE-BASED DEFENSE

    11/18/2009 9:08:49 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies · 538+ views
    American Foreign Policy Council ^ | 11/18/2009 | Ilan Berman, ed.
    THE CASE FOR SPACE-BASED DEFENSE The growing interest in nuclear technology by countries such as Iran presages the possibility that one or more nations may attempt to harness such a capability in the form of an electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) attack against the United States, a prominent political scientist has warned. Such a scenario, writes Brian Kennedy of the Claremont Institute in the November 24th edition of the Wall Street Journal, is not far-fetched. "It would require the Iranians to be able to produce a warhead as sophisticated as we expect the Russians or the Chinese to possess. But that is...
  • The Electromagnetic Threat

    11/11/2009 7:37:41 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 27 replies · 978+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 10, 2009 | Jamie Glazov
    FrontPage Interview’s guest today is Hadi T. Ardestani, a Nuclear Waste Management Expert and a Nuclear Issues Specialist in the Marze Por Gohar Party (MPG), an Iranian opposition party seeking the establishment of a secular republic in Iran. FP: Hadi T. Ardestani, welcome to Frontpage Interview. I would like to talk to you today about the Electromagnetic (EMP) threat. Many people are not really that familiar with it. Give us the definition and tell us what it is all about. Ardestani: Thanks for giving me the opportunity to talk about one of the more significant but least discussed national security...
  • Hal on the Hot Seat: 10/21/2009(Video)

    10/21/2009 3:29:08 AM PDT · by bogusname · 2 replies · 546+ views
    YouTube ^ | October 21, 2009 | Hal Lindsey
    Hal Lindsey answers how do you know if you are saved and explains what an EMP attack is. Is that a great combo or what?
  • Terror and the theatrical paradigm

    10/11/2009 12:53:22 AM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 720+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 11, 2009 | J.R. Dunn
    Pittsburgh was treated to an impressive show the week of the recent G20 conference. A nice assortment of military choppers of various types and missions, along with odder aircraft difficult both to identify and explain. Both police and the National Guard were out in force, with downtown nearly sealed off. None of this hardware was used against the "3,000 - 4,000" (more like a few hundred) anarchist demonstrators when they turned their righteous wrath on a dozen Starbucks and a Whole Foods store. No serious confrontation was expected and none occurred. Because all of it - the Guard troops, the...
  • Envisioning A World Without America

    09/18/2009 5:56:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies · 3,948+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 18, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Security: An Iranian mullah once said "a world without America and Zionism" was a real possibility. Our sellout of Eastern Europe and missile defense brings that dream closer to reality. It would take only one warhead."Is it possible for us to witness a world without America and Zionism?" Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad asked at a "World Without Zionism" conference in Tehran in 2005. "But you had best know that this slogan and this goal are attainable, and surely can be achieved." He added that Iran had a strategic "war preparation plan" for what it called "the destruction of Anglo-Saxon civilization." A...
  • GoldenEye: The Real Meltdown

    10/03/2008 3:09:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1,100+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 2, 2008
    Strategic Defense: A new report says the United States must develop robust missile and space defenses to counter China. If you think the current economic crisis is something, imagine the effects of a nuke over Iowa.Imagine a world in which you can't get money from your bank or can't get a loan. You can't get money from your ATM even if it's within walking distance. You can't drive to one because your car won't work. No, it's not what would happen if the Congress doesn't pass a bailout bill. This is a small snapshot of what would happen if a...
  • One Second After

    09/06/2009 7:04:14 PM PDT · by immadashell · 175 replies · 4,519+ views
    September 6, 2009 | Immadashell
    I have just finished reading William R. Forstchen's new novel One Second After. Briefly, it is about the instantaneous breakdown of American way of life as the result of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) which disables the nation's electrical grid as well as all sophisticated electrical components in cars (they stop), planes (they crash), telecomunications of every sort, etc. leaving the population in a world similar to that of the Eighteenth Century. Shortages of every variety create societal strains, chaos, death and destruction in a matter of weeks and months. Forstchen's book (with a forward written by Newt Gingrich), while fiction,...
  • Power Shortages Loom

    08/10/2009 9:57:54 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 15 replies · 977+ views
    Campus Report ^ | August 10, 2009 | Anthony Kang
    Power Shortages Loom by: Evan Sumortin, August 10, 2009 William Forstchen’s latest New York Times bestseller, One Second After, is a cautionary tale that explores the consequences of an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) attack on the United States. An EMP explosion over the continental United States would have devastating consequences for our country. According to General Eugene Habiger, Former Commander-in-Chief of the U. S. Strategic Command, “Our technologically-oriented society and its heavy dependence on advanced electronic systems could be brought to its knees with cascading failures of our critical infrastructure. Our vulnerability increases daily as our use and dependence on electronics...
  • Homebuilt Radiation Belt

    08/09/2009 1:36:16 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies · 942+ views
    Air and Space Magazine ^ | 5/01/2008 | Mark Wolverton
    When the Soviet Union launched Sputnik in October 1957, the United States feared that nuclear missiles would soon follow. How could we stop them? In the Dr. Strangelove era, no idea was too absurd, and Nicholas Christofilos, an elevator engineer turned nuclear physicist, had a doozy. Christofilos had only undergraduate degrees in electrical and mechanical engineering, but he had become a top military scientist at California's Livermore Laboratory with a reputation for audacious creativity. He suggested that an atomic explosion in space could generate a vast flux of electrons, which would form a shell of energy over Earth, a phenomenon...
  • Vehicle-Mounted Active Denial System (V-MADS)

    08/08/2009 1:30:49 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 21 replies · 978+ views
    ClobalSecurity.org ^ | unknown | GlobalSecurity.org
    Active Denial Technology is a breakthrough non-lethal technology that uses millimeter-wave electromagnetic energy to stop, deter and turn back an advancing adversary from relatively long range. It is expected to save countless lives by providing a way to stop individuals without causing injury, before a deadly confrontation develops. The technology was developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Department of Defense's Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate. Approximately $40 million has been spent on this technology over the past ten years. In July 2005 it was reported that the Active Denial System would be deployed to Iraq before the end...
  • Electric grid still very vulnerable to electromagnetic weaponry

    08/03/2009 9:34:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies · 1,555+ views
    Science News ^ | July 23rd, 2009 | Janet Raloff
    Electromagnetic pulse is hardly a household term. But perhaps it should be. Every computer we buy, every system we turn over to computer control, every device that relies on electronic components — all cars, TVs and phones, for instance — makes us more vulnerable to such a high-energy rain of electrons. EMP is a powerful and potentially devastating form of electromagnetic "fallout." It’s usually associated with nuclear weapons, although it can be triggered by any major explosive bursts. Unlike radioactive fallout, this rain won’t directly harm living things. It will just catastrophically fry all electronics and modern electrical systems by...