Military technology has undergone a massive transformation in the decades since the last World War, and President Trump is keenly aware of this.
Whether we choose to admit it or not, the globe certainly seems to be perched on the precipice of World War III. Conflicts in the Middle East, some of which that have been raging since the 1950’s, have ensnared the world’s superpowers in unprecedented ways, with Russia and the United States butting heads over how best to disarm ISIS and the like in Syria. North Korea has been feeding the globe a steady diet of threats and provocation for years, with China lurking just over their shoulder in some metaphorically strange form of poor parenting. With Russia next door, there’s no situation in which a conflict with Kim Jong Un doesn’t end up involving the Kremlin.
As these conflicts continue to fester in far flung destinations, 7 decades removed from the last time the entire world decided to tussle, military technology has grown leaps and bounds. Not only has the atomic age fully engulfed the globe, but terrifying new age weapons are being developed on the daily. One such new age advancement are the advent of EMP’s, or Electro Magnetic Pulse weapons capable of nullifying a terrifying range of electronic devices…including entire nation’s power grids.
Given the possibility of such weapons being used by someone such as the despotic Kim Jong Un of North Korea, President Trump has ordered our nation to prepare for just such an attack.
“President Trump ordered the federal government to prepare for a devastating cyber attack against America’s electric grid amid growing fears foreign states are set to carry out attacks aimed at plunging the nation into darkness.
“A presidential order signed Thursday directed key federal agencies to assess preparations for a prolonged power outage resulting from cyber attacks designed to disrupt the power grid.
“An assessment of the danger must be carried out by the Energy Department, Homeland Security, DNI and state and local governments to examine the readiness of the United State to manage a shutdown of the power grid. The assessment will also identify gaps and shortcomings in efforts that would be used restore power.”
Given the nation’s proclivity for technology, specifically in the realm of communication, an EMP attack by a foreign power would devastate our citizens’ ability to coordinate defenses against an invading army. Understanding that the might of the United States’ military is unparalleled in the entire world, a preemptive electro magnetic pulse strike would be the only way that a nation such as North Korea could possibly consider themselves a match for America.
We must remember, however, the reason why there have been no land wars fought in America in modern history: The glory of the 2nd Amendment has deterred any oppositional forces from believing that they could waltz into our nation and take what they wanted.