During this bizarre week of international tension, a new threat has emerged that has the Pentagon readying some of the U.S. homeland’s defense scenarios.
North Korea has been in the international hot seat for weeks, defying the United States, China, and others in her ever-present quest to feign power in the global arena. Now, with the threat of a nuclear test in the despotic dictatorship seemingly inevitable, the United States and China have sprung into action to stifle Kim Jong Un and his cronies.
With U.S. warships a mere 300 miles from the purported nuclear test site, and Chinese troops amassing on North Korea’s northern border, the leadership in Pyongyang is certainly beginning to feel the pressure. Given the erratic nature of the North Korea, it is completely unknown what the nation’s next move might be. One possible scenario, however, has the U.S. Pentagon on high alert, and it comes via another familiar face in the international anti-American scene.
“Amid warnings that North Korea and Iran have plans to take out parts of the U.S. electric grid through a cyber attack or atmospheric nuclear blast, the Pentagon is taking steps to both protect the nation’s communications and power lifeline.
“The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has charged BAE Systems to map a system that can detect a cyber attack and gin up an alternative communications network for military and civilian use if the grid is fried, according to Defense Systems, the online newsletter.
“Former CIA Director James Woolsey has been warning for years that the grid is extremely vulnerable and recently the Pentagon, and some states, have taken the warning seriously. Woolsey and former EMP Commission chief of staff Peter Vincent Pry have pointed a finger at North Korea, which is now threatening the U.S.”
This would surely be a bold move for both Iran and North Korea, who so far have been all bark and no bite, as it pertains to heir hatred for the United States. Rest assured, however, should either nation decide to strike the U.S., there will be absolute hell to pay.