Since EMP is a line-of-sight weapon, detonating one of these nukes about 300 miles above Nebraska could end life as we know it in America in about one second. As we’ve previously reported, such a weapon, or group of weapons strategically detonated at lower altitudes, would completely wipe out the entire US power grid, vehicles, computers, cell phones, and anything else with an electric circuit. Within a matter of days, once people realize the power might not be coming back on and grocery store shelves start emptying, the entire system will begin to delve into chaos. Part of that estimate is that our research shows that a local or regional EMP attack is more likely than a coast-to-coast attack. 4) There is also the possibility of local attacks using non-nuclear EMPs, which are a growing threat.

Even if someone was able to hit us with a single multi-megaton EMP blast, power systems would slowly come back.
Peter Vincent Pry, a former CIA nuclear weapons analyst and president of EMPact America, a citizens lobbying group.
In our site’s EMP simulator, we show how smaller bombs could be targeted at major population areas on the east coast. Instead of an even pattern that diminishes evenly away from the central point, the peak fields in an EMP have a horseshoe like shape. And with fellow North Korean rogue ally Iran recently claiming that 2013 will be the fall of the American empire, maybe this time North Korea isn’t just talking.

He suggests that, while the blast may have been weak, if detonated at high altitude over the United States, the gamma rays emitted are powerful enough to disable the national power grid across the lower 48 states.

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  1. 03.09.2014 at 22:45:44

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    Author: NEFTCI_PFK
  2. 03.09.2014 at 10:53:39

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