For years previous U.S. administrations have been aware of the potentially catastrophic threat posesd by an EMP event, both man-made and natural but did little to protect its citizens.
No lesser a figure than the former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich, has warned of the extreme consequences of an EMP attack. In a speech delivered at the National Defense University in Washington, DC, on December 14, 2016, Gingrich declared that:
…. electromagnetic pulse is the largest, single threat to our civilization. It’s absurd how little we spend on coping with it, because if you harden enough, it’s not a threat; but if you don’t harden enough, and we get hit with an electromagnetic pulse, your civilization collapses.
Now the Trump administration has acted.
On October 9, 2018 the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a report entitled "Strategy for Protecting and Preparing the Homeland Against Threats of Electromagnetic Pulse and Geomagnetic Disturbances."
The following is an extract from Chapter Two of my book, "Western Civilization Under Siege" (Free download of book).
What is EMP?
The following is an extract from Chapter Two of my book, "Western Civilization Under Siege". (Free download of book).Read more...