- - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Across the Northeastern United States, life has come to a standstill as a result of Super Storm Juno. In due course, those affected will dig out and get back to everyday activities.

Last Sunday, a similar paralysis befell about 140 million Pakistanis as jihadists there attacked a main electric power line. As the electricity has been restored, life has returned to normal.

But what if large parts of this country faced a long-term disruption of the power grid? The frightening reality is that one could be caused by a jihadist attack here or the space weather equivalent of Juno.

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Tens of millions of us would perish and America as we know it cease to exist. Fortunately, we can prevent such a man-caused or naturally occurring disaster and must begin doing so at once.

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