David Knights' Weblog

January 24, 2019

EMP weapons

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 12:47 pm
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I’ve always believed that any all out attack on the US would begin with a powerful EMP inducing nuclear blast high in the atmosphere over the US.  This report suggests a number of nations are developing such weapons.  China would obviously be the biggest concern.

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2 Comments

  1. Certainly one way to do it. It would be much worse than the average person believes. Loss of the national electrical grid has been estimated to result in 90% fatalities within one year, mostly due to starvation. Could be done with a cyber attack too.

    Comment by Jeff Groves — January 24, 2019 @ 1:33 pm

  2. I think we’d come back quicker from cyber. EMP would destroy infrastructure that would actually take a year or more to manufacture replacements.
    See : https://www.amazon.com/Second-After-John-Matherson-Novel/dp/0765317583/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1548353707&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=one+minute+after&psc=1

    Comment by dknights — January 24, 2019 @ 2:15 pm


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