What would happen if America were to receive a nuclear electromagnetic pulse bomb attack from North Korea?
During a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on Thursday, that question was answered. An attack like that from North Korea could wipe out the majority of Americans within one year.
According to the Washington Examiner, various experts stated that such an attack could “shut down the U.S. electric power grid for an indefinite period, leading to the death within a year of up to 90 percent of all Americans.”
It was also noted that this threat has become dire in nature because of the recent rash of heated rhetoric between the United States and North Korea and the fact that the rogue regime has developed the capability to strike the United States mainland with an ICBM.
Experts stated: “It is critical, therefore, that the U.S. national leadership address the EMP threat as a critical and existential issue, and give a high priority to assuring the leadership is engaged and the necessary steps are taken to protect the country from EMP.”
As noted by Townhall, among the experts were Frank J. Cilluffo, the director of the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University, and William R. Graham, the former chairman of the since-disbanded EMP commission.
It was also stated that:
“After massive intelligence failures grossly underestimating North Korea’s long-range missile capabilities, number of nuclear weapons, warhead miniaturization, and proximity to an H-Bomb, the biggest North Korean threat to the U.S. remains unacknowledged — nuclear EMP attack.”
Now keep in mind that despit the highly important mission to study the risks that EMP weapons pose to the United States, the EMP Commission was defunded last month by Congress.
In a column published just after the EMP’s disbanding, American Leadership & Policy Foundation Chairman David Stuckenberg noted how dangerous shutting down the panel really was.
“The primary duty of a nation’s government is to ensure the survival of the state and citizens,” he wrote. “Without an EMP advisory group supporting our increasingly distracted leaders, our vulnerabilities will grow, and in time, be exploited.”
The statements made during the hearing on Thursday was evidence of this. The threat of an EMP attack remains very real, and while it’s appreciated that Congress took the time to hear some experts speak about this threat Thursday, they might possibly want to consider bringing the commission back while they’re at it.
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