Concern Grows over Possible EMP Attack

Aug 9, 2017

With North Korea now apparently capable of putting nuclear warheads on its ICBMs and possibly other missiles, concern is growing in the United States military about the possibility of an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) attack by the North Koreans. Such an attack does not require the nuclear weapon to make a direct hit on a specific target, but instead just requires a detonation high above the target.

Such a detonation would not only kill people on the ground, but would knock out power grids, cell phone towers and virtually all forms of communication. Banks would be down as would gas stations, hospitals, etc. This would not be for just a few weeks or even months, but for years. The devastation would be incredible.