Focus On North Korean Nuclear Testing, Meanwhile…
Kim Jong Un | Photo Credit Huffington Post Most of the international community is focusing on North Korea’s nuclear program and empty threats, but one expert believes that the totalitarian government may be assembling capabilities to destroy the U.S. with an EMP attack.
EMP stands for electromagnetic pulse. Dr. Peter Vincent Pry is the executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, but he’s also the chief of staff for the Congressional EMP Commission.
He said that two North Korean satellites are pointing at the United States.
Expert Reports On Possible EMP Attacks
EMP Attack Scenario | Photo Credit Fox News
Dr. Peter Vincent Pry said:
“They are positioning themselves as sort of a nuclear missile age, cyberage version of the battleship diplomacy in my view. So that they can always have one of them (satellites) very close to being over the United States or over the United States.
“Then if a crisis comes up and if we decide to attack North Korea, Kim Jong Un can threaten our president and say, ‘Well, don’t do that because we are going to burn your whole country down.’ Which is basically what he said. I mean, he has made threats about turning the United States into ashes and he connected the satellite program to this in public statements to deter us from attacking.”
North Korea May Be More Serious Threat Than Imagined
North Korea Propaganda | Photo Credit Telegraph
“Pry wrote about some of those tests in a Newsmax piece last week: I am looking at an unclassified U.S. Government chart that shows a 10-kiloton warhead (the power of the Hiroshima A-Bomb) detonated at an altitude of 70 kilometers will generate an EMP field inflicting upset and damage on unprotected electronics…”
“On April 30, South Korean officials told The Korea Times and YTN TV that North Korea’s test of a medium-range missile on April 29 was not a failure, as widely reported in the world press, because it was deliberately detonated at 72 kilometers altitude. 72 kilometers is the optimum burst height for a 10-Kt warhead making an EMP attack.”