Although some have said that the threat of an EMP attack is a relic of the Cold War, a variety of learned experts continue to come forth to register their stark concerns that not only is such a threat not well in the past, but that North Korea, in particular, may well be the nation from which the U.S. has the most to fear in terms of the safety of its energy grid.
In the recent debate of Republican presidential candidates in New Hampshire, Senator Ted Cruz brought the issue of a North Korea-based EMP threat (literally) center-stage. Now, in the wake of both his EMP reference on that night and the recent examples of significant weapons-testing by the communist state, more and more people in mainstream media outlets are discussing the issue, and highlighting the concerns mentioned in recent years by various strategists and policymakers about the issue. Recently, former presidential arms control official and current think tank director Hank Cooper suggested quite positively that an EMP threat originating from North Korea is very real, and that “there is no good reason” to believe that such a threat from there does not exist. Separately, Vincent DeVito, a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Energy, told CNBC that, on a scale of 1 to 10, the threat of an EMP attack is a 7. He further clarified, quite ominously, that the interconnectivity of the grid with Canada and Mexico means that the threat is really one to all of North America, and not just the United States. Even federal regulators have recently weighed in overtly on a possible EMP attack, saying that as many as 40 percent of the U.S. population could be affected, and that it would take at least several years to recover from the event.
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By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large