What will happen when everything electronic stops working? Perhaps for a very, very long time? A new U.S. Congress report identifies this threat as a ‘clear and present danger.’ It’s no wonder that we receive more questions on electromagnetic pulse (EMP and CME) than any other threat topic. The declassified portions of the congressional report can be downloaded from this article.
Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, report: “Countering the EMP Threat: The Role of Missile Defense.” Excerpt from Report: Among the threats facing the United States are short-range ballistic missiles launched from vessels such as freighters, tankers, or container ships off our shores to detonate a warhead that could have catastrophic Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) consequences for […]
Computers and the micro-circuitry present in most electric powered devises have made us vulnerable to naturally occurring solar storms, as well as to man-made Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) attack created by the detonation of a nuclear device in the atmosphere. NASA predicts that 2012-13 will bring an increase in the number and severity of solar events. […]