A congressional expert has warned the U.S. military that the North Koreans may try and strike the United States using an EMP attack.
Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, executive director of the Task Force of National and Homeland Security, spoke at a privately funded think tank where he warned of a North Korean EMP threat.
“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,” Pry said, according to Breitbart.
“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.
“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.”
“During the Cold War, the Russians had a secret weapon they called a fractional orbital bombardment system,” Pry said.
“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.”
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