- - Thursday, March 2, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

North Korea threatens America with intercontinental ballistic missiles, the mobile KN-08 and KN-14, which are probably nuclear-armed and capable of striking the U.S. mainland. According to the Defense Department, after North Korea’s illegal January nuclear test, Pyongyang may also have tested hydrogen bomb components.

According to the EMP Congressional Commission, North Korea has also probably developed special nuclear arms for Electro Magnetic Pulse Weapons (EMP). The EMP warheads are low-yield because they produce gamma rays instead of big explosions. Known as “Super-EMP,” they’re the most dangerous weapons known to man. A single Super-EMP warhead detonated over the United States could permanently black out our country and kill up to 90 percent of the population through infrastructure collapse and starvation. And North Korea’s longtime ally Iran might already have nuclear-tipped missiles, since nuclear testing is unnecessary to develop weapons.

In order to defeat and deter a nuclear EMP attack, the United States must immediately harden its national electric grid. Also, President Donald Trump must continue his work with Congress and request increased defense spending to include more ships for the U.S. Navy, which must rapidly redeploy Aegis guided missile cruisers to America’s most vulnerable areas. Last, without delay Mr. Trump must continue to labor with Congress to modernize the U.S. nuclear deterrent and revive Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative by deploying space-based missile defenses to make nuclear missiles obsolete.

LT. COL. DOMINIK GEORGE NARGELE

U.S. Marine Corps (retired)

Arlington


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