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Tuesday, June 07, 2005

EMP Vulnerability in America

Winds of Change has an excellent piece on the vulnerability of the United States to an electromagnetic pulse attack. A single pulse at a sufficient altitude could potentially cripple the electronics (TV, computers/networks, cars, phone switches, etc.) in 95% of the continental US. It would take a ballistic missle to do it - so we don't want Russia selling any off.

This picture shows the scope: