North Korea To Launch ‘Practice’ EMP Attack

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North Korea launch EMP test drill

Russian generals have previously warned the EMP Commission that a top-secret design for a super-EMP warhead was accidentally leaked to North Korea in 2004. 

Now intelligence experts have warned that North Korea’s launch of the KSM-4 satellite on February 7 may be used to “practise” an EMP attack on the United States – potentially causing a blackout on the national grid, killing millions. reports:

On Oct. 8, 2015, NORAD Commander Gortney told the Atlantic Council, “I agree with the intelligence community that we assess that they [the North Koreans] have the ability, they have the weapons, and they have the ability to miniaturize those weapons, and they have the ability to put them on a rocket that can range the [U.S.] homeland.”

On April 7, 2015, Gortney said NORAD is moving back into the underground bunker inside Cheyenne Mountain, spending $700 million to further harden the bunker against nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack from North Korea and others.


Ted Cruz said North Korea’s Feb. 7 launch of the KSM-4 satellite, orbiting the U.S., could practice an EMP attack that would blackout the national grid, killing millions. “Instant experts” in the Washington Post belittled Cruz, claiming (inaccurately) that EMP attack requires a high-yield H-bomb, too big for the satellite, and great accuracy.

In fact, Cruz is right and his critics wrong.

In 2004, Russian generals warned the EMP Commission the design for their super-EMP warhead leaked “accidentally” to North Korea. A super-EMP weapon would probably be small enough to fit on North Korea’s satellites.

No one doubts that Russia, China, India, Pakistan, and Israel can miniaturize warheads and have nuclear missiles.

Why the double standard for North Korea?

President Obama does not want North Korean nuclear missiles to be part of his legacy. And to acknowledge this threat, which arose despite President Bill Clinton’s nuclear deal with Pyongyang, is to acknowledge the futility of Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran–North Korea’s strategic partner.