Saturday, September 10, 2011

A Solitary Nuclear Blast Above The US Would Instantaneously Regress America's Technology A Century And Cause Countless Deaths

Investor's Business Daily
September 9, 2011

National Security: The Sept. 11 commission stated that our biggest failure was one of imagination. Imagine an Iranian nuclear device detonating high over the American heartland. They're working on it.

On the same day the 9/11 Commission issued its report, another commission issued a report on a threat that could change our world and way of life in ways we can scarcely imagine. It is a real and credible threat, and it is largely being ignored.

The threat is a phenomenon known as electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, and demonstrates why the issue of homeland security extends beyond the need for body scanners or taking our shoes off at the airport. It's why ignoring Iran is dangerous and why a robust national missile defense should be of the highest priority.


  1. I would venture to guess such an EMP device would be detonated high over New England, crippling DC and NYC, as well as the other population centers nearby.

  2. As I understand the graphic, it would only require one EMP over the central US to affect virtually the entire US.