Kim Jong-un has been making many threats lately about striking the U.S. mainland and turning America into a ball of fire. The executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, who also sits on a Congressional committee regarding the issue, warns that North Korea could already be planning a satellite borne EMP attack which could kill millions in North America.
There have been many reports lately on the damage an electromagnetic pulse attack (EMP) attack would inflict on the homeland. All electronic capability would be instantly destroyed. This would mean no food production, no computers, no water, no energy. Millions of Americans could starve.
North Korea is practicing a “cyberage version” of battleship diplomacy so they can always have “one of [their satellites] very close to being over the United States,” said Dr. Pry, writes The Independent. Detonating a high-altitude nuclear pulse over the United States would be devastating. The hermit kingdom launched two satellites in 2012 and 2014 that overfly the United States every 94 minutes.
Dr. Pry believes the North Koreans may want to use an EMP attack capability as a bargaining chip against the United States’ efforts to ramp up the pressure on the North through sanctions, military pressure, and an American alliance with the Chinese against the North.