Skip to comments.Introduction to Electromagnetic Defense Task Force
Posted on 12/07/2018 9:04:05 AM PST by marktwain
The electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) is a broad area of activity characterized by physically observable activities such as visible light and lasers and unobservable phenomena such as microwaves and electro-magnetic energy. EMS manifests through various frequencies and wavelengths produced by natural sources like solar storms or artificially by hardware such as radar or nuclear weapons. EMS impacts every domain of warfare.
On 2022 August 2018, the Electromagnetic Defense Task Force (EDTF) hosted an inaugural summit in the National Capital Region (NCR). The summit was designed to aid and encourage actions to recover footing where our technological lead in EMS is being challenged. The summit was also designed to address direct EMS threats to the United States and its allies. While some issues have existed since the 1960s, the window of opportunity to mitigate some electromagnetic threats is closing. Meanwhile, many existing threats have gained prominence due to almost universal integration of silica-based technologies into all aspects of modern technology and society.
During the opening remarks of the inaugural summit, R. James Woolsey, former Director Central Intelligence, stated, The time for research is running out; we have the data we need. ITS TIME FOR BOLD ACTION. In the spirit of this challenge, EDTF seeks to inspire action based upon an array of research spanning more than six decades. Such actions and exploits are needed to im- mediately deepen the defense and resilience of the United States and its allies.
Since World War II, holding an edge in the EMS has provided the United States and its allies distinct military and economic advantages. Nevertheless, as technology has become diffused during the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), our ability to maintain the advantage within this spectrum has dimin- ished as peers gain capability. At present, the United States and its allies are at an EMS crossroads. In some areas, if timely actions fail to advance allied EMS capabilities, there is a likelihood adversaries can achieve parity or even dominance of the spectrum in a matter of years.
Communications and data and a myriad of essential military and eco-nomic functionsincluding precision navigation and timing and bankingare maintained in and through the EMS. The EMS may be described as a Super Domain. While the only internationally recognized domains are land, sea, air, space, and cyber, electromagnetic activities operate in and through all domains regulating the most critical functions therein.
EMS is arguably the one domain that can rule them all. Failure to maintain technological dominance or freedom of operations in EMS can diminish or stop a modern nations broad civil and defense activities. Based on the totality of available data, the task force contends the second- and third-order effects of an EMS attack may be a threat to the United States, democracy, and the world order.
I found the report to be informative. We are more vulnerable than I thought, and we may be becoming more vulnerable as we convert, more and more, to a digital society.
The report covers much more than merely Electromagnetic Pulse EMP, but also the potential of a Chinese controlled 5G environment, which has the potential for control of nearly all information flow in the near future.
The section on the vulnerablity of U.S. nuclear power plants was particularly chilling. I would like subject matter experts on Freerepublic to look at it and critique it to determine if it is credible. The nuclear power section is the first part of the report. It is only 14 pages long.
The entire report is well worth reading as a base document instead of reports about it. It is only 39 pages long, with numerous figures and images.
Hey, I got a crazy idea. How about someone harden our electirical grid? Too crazy? I remember reading someplace that some replacement parts are available from our pals in China but the lead time is ouy there to get them made/shipped. Since the power will be out I suppose we could send them a note via carrier pigeon? Are we idiots? Why yes, yes we are. Grrrrrr. ;-)
Colonel Mike and Captain Tabby will be leading the task force.
I was surprised that it is as good as it is. It is not a leftist front organization trying to appear as a U.S. military organization.
I found it worth reading.
Hardening the infrastructure against EMP has always been a priority for President Trump.
Now if he could get congress to go along. Yeah, good luck with the house in sanfran nans hands this next session. So what are the pubs doing with the time they have left before they turn over the reins? Hand sitting? Getting ready for their next vacation? Thanks for the post Dean.
This is an important, timely topic much maligned.
There is NO WAY that in a conflight scenario that China, Russia, or NK would not try to efficiencly claw “our eyes” out by turning out the lights.
An ounce of prevention is worth a ton of cure.
Thanks! Good reading for those of us interested.
Thanks! Good reading for those of us interested.
The big electronic cntrl-alt-del bump for later...
ping for later research
every single freeper should own AT LEAST one generator (a good one) and keep a fresh supply of gas (rotated regularly)
Every american should have one.
AND every factory should have a backup.
There are many reasons to have a Space Force, not all are obvious on the surface.
Yes. With this report, I suspect one of the major reasons for President Trump creating the Space Force, is to have it as an entity to protect our access to the electromagnetic spectrum, and to protect against EMP.
Honda has replaced their eu2000i with the eu2200i. The eu2000i had a superior engine and put out more power than the wanna be’s. The 2200 is better yet and pricing is still about $1000. Probably should store it in a farady type container as it does have electronics.
and don’t forget the gasoline stabilizer. PRIG (gasoline, PRID for diesel) is probably the best out there as it will actually refresh fuel that has gone bad.
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