Episode 26: EMP or the Day the Earth Stood Still (Part 1)
If you have heard of an electromagnetic pulse at all, it's probably from sci-fi movies like The Matrix or novels, but an E.M.P. is not science fiction. E.M.P. is a real scientific phenomenon that has the ability to destroy not just every single electronic in your home, but the entire U.S. electric grid. It has happened before and will almost certainly happen again. But next time, it may not be a natural E.M.P. from a solar flare. It very well may be a man-made E.M.P. from a nuclear warhead detonated at a high altitude by one of America's enemies like North Korea or Iran. And the scariest part is that right now the U.S. is entirely defenseless against an E.M.P. attack.
In this episode, I am joined by Dr. Peter Vincent Pry. He’s the executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and director of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum. He served on the Congressional EMP Commission and he’s the author of Apocalypse Unknown: The Struggle to Protect America From An Electromagnetic Pulse Catastrophe. He explains what an E.M.P. is, how bad the devastation would be, and which countries have weaponized E.M.P. with the intention of using them against the United States.
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If you enjoy this interview with Dr. Peter Vincent Pry and want to learn more about the threat of E.M.P., then visit the E.M.P. Task Force website.
You can also order his books Apocalypse Unknown: The Struggle to Protect America from an Electromagnetic Pulse Catastrophe and Electric Armageddon: Civil-Military Preparedness for an Electromagnetic Pulse Catastrophe at Amazon.com.