As the tension between the US and North Korea continues to rise, experts have been discussing and researching how Kim Jong-un could retaliate against the US as he feels we’ve acted aggressively towards his country. Their conclusion? Kim Jong-un may be planning to strike the US using an electromagnetic pulse weapon.
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An electromagnetic pulse strike could be sent from two North Korean satellites that have been orbiting the United States. One of the satellites launched in 2012 and the other in 2016, both take 94 minutes to fully orbit the earth, according to the Daily Mail.
Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, who is Chief of Staff of the Congressional EMP Commission, spoke to Breitbart‘s Aaron Klein: “Then if a crisis comes up and if we decide to attack North Korea, Kim Jong-un can threaten our president and say, “Well, don’t do that because we are going to burn your whole country down.”
Pry, who is also Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security in America, thinks that Jong-un is taking inspiration from Russia during the Cold War, where they drew up a plan to attack the US with an EMP.
Kim is always unpredictable, but if he feels he is pushed into a corner, he may strike. “I mean, he has made threats about turning the United States into ashes and he connected the satellite program to this in public statements to deter us from attacking,” Pry said.
There is further proof that cements Pry’s notion of an imminent EMP strike on the US. Experts who have been watching North Korea closely suggest that the country’s latest rocket test looked like a practice EMP launch.
EMPs have been used very little in times of war such as during the period of the Cold War, but it has been tested by various countries.
An EMP would be similar to a blast from powerful microwave oven and would generate a concentrated beam of energy that would overload the power source of electronic equipment and renders it useless.
Because so much of our weaponry and defense technology relies on electronics, we would be at a great disadvantage and lose much of our current capabilities.