This weekend North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test, they claimed that it was a Hydrogen bomb Although it hasn’t been confirmed that the test was a hydrogen bomb, the reports are this weapon has significantly more power than previous tests.
Making the test more concerning was the statement released by the state-run KCNA news service and not receiving much coverage in the MSM, “The H-bomb, the explosive power of which is adjustable from tens kiloton to hundreds kiloton, is a multi-functional thermonuclear nuke with great destructive power which can be detonated even at high altitudes for super-powerful EMP attack(electromagnetic pulse) according to strategic goals.”
Much easier than spending a nuclear weapon to make a direct hit on the U.S. mainland, for an EMP attack all North Korea has to do is launch a low-yield nuclear missile from a submarine, ship, or by one of the ballistic missiles, they claim to be able to arm, and explode it at high altitude, above the atmosphere atop the U.S. mainland. This kind of attack would create a blackout of the Eastern grid that supplies 75% of power to the United States.
In May of this year, Aaron Klein of Breitbart interviewed Dr. Peter Vincent Pry executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and chief of staff of the Congressional EMP Commission.
“If you wanted to win a New Korean war,” added Pry, “one of the things you would certainly consider doing is taking out the United States homeland itself.”
Pry surmised the North Koreans may be taking the idea from a Soviet plan during the Cold War to attack the U.S. with an EMP as part of a larger surprise assault aimed at crippling the U.S. military.
“During the Cold War, the Russians had a secret weapon they called a fractional orbital bombardment system,” he explained. “And the idea was to do a surprise EMP attack against the United States by disguising a warhead as a satellite. Because a satellite trajectory is different from an ICBM trajectory that is aiming to go into a city. You know, for accuracy on an ICBM you launch it on a lower energy, 45-degree angle that follows a classic ballistic trajectory. Like a rifle. To land your missile on a city.”
And given this nation’s use of technology for communications, an EMP attack by a foreign power would devastate our military’s ability to coordinate defenses against an invading army.
A few days before his interview with Aaron Klein, Dr. Pry wrote an op-ed for Newsmax where he explained how North Korea could do the deed, and it doesn’t have to be a high yield nuclear weapon nor does it need to be a multi-stage rocket, and the targeting doesn’t have to be that exact…