The Most Dangerous National Security Threat No One’s Talking About

Congressman Trent Franks wrote today at Townhall [excerpts]:

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, would emit an electromagnetic pulse that could destroy electronic devices for thousands of miles.

This could include all the devices we regularly depend upon that require electronics to function – vehicles, our water and plumbing systems, heating and air conditioning, refrigeration… just to name a few.

EMP area by bursts

As of now, we do not have sufficient hardware fixes to prevent such a detonation from damaging or destroying our electric grid.

It is also imperative that we do what is necessary to dismantle North Korea’s nuclear capability and prevent Iran from gaining such capability. These dangerous and escalating situations cannot be allowed to continue on their present path under any circumstances.

The time for naiveté is over. Congress must act now to allocate the appropriate funds so we can be prepared for an EMP attack on American soil.

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3 responses to “The Most Dangerous National Security Threat No One’s Talking About

  1. rednig

    Yep. And then what? No more N. Korea, china, Russia. No more USA because we depend on computers and no self-reliance. I’m 60, in poor health, but still manage to stay as independent as I can. When I was a kid, we had a nice farm, and outhouse, and a radio. Electric in the kitchen and only because Mom’s grandmother gave Mom a lot of electric gadgets (which were already 25+ years old and some of them still work 🙂 No more car battery in the house! It was great. then Dad bought a TV and we stopped being a family. I have a computer, no TV, and a life. I’m semi-rural, but need to return to Arizona where I can breathe. Ranchers work hard to replace trees on the mountains, so there’s plenty of food. Mesquite, teosinte, cactus and so on, as well as critters, and right now, mojados (Mexican term of contempt for a wetback). Thanks to Sheriff Joe, the body count on the US-Mexico border dropped from a 450 high (in one year) to very few. Very few children are being kidnapped on either side of the AZ-Mex border for slaves now. And that’s why the dnc destroyed him. Soy indio, me gusto el Sheriff! I’m Native American and we like Sheriff Joe.

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