This article was written by J.D. Heyes and originally published at Natural News.com.
Editor’s Comment: As regular readers on SHTF know, the threat of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack is quickly rising among the contingencies for war and major catastrophic disaster. Washington is fully aware of what may well be inevitable, and has taken precaution to guard the continuity of the Pentagon and establishment. But the general population is almost completely unprepared for this disaster, which may have origins in a natural solar flare, a nuclear attack by an enemy or a false flag from within.
Either way, there are some basic steps ordinary people can take, such as building a Faraday cage and safeguarding back-up equipment. Preppers can ready a low-tech survival strategy, and should, as the cities and urban population will absolutely crumble into chaos, and many predictions see the possibility that 90% of the population would die as a result of being cut off from modern services upon which they completely rely. Don’t be one of them.
90% of U.S. population could be wiped out with doomsday electromagnetic weapon … Pentagon woefully unprepared
by J.D. Heyes
There is growing alarm among defense planners about the uptick in nuclear weapons development taking place among the various great powers, including the United States, Russia, India and China, as well as lesser powers like North Korea and Pakistan. Missile defense is, in part, to some degree designed to mitigate the threat of a nuclear attack via ICBM.
But the Pentagon is dreadfully unprepared for the fallout from an electromagnetic pulse, generated either from a nuclear explosion over our country, or from an EMP created by a giant solar flare, for which there is no defense, the UK’s Daily Mail reported.
What’s more, the U.S. is not only lagging behind in terms of defending itself against EMP weapons, it is behind in the development of its own design – though Boeing is at least one American defense contractor working on a prototype, the paper said in online editions.
However, the Daily Mail noted that some have suggested that 90 percent of the U.S. population would perish over the course of the weeks and months following a major EMP event that crippled or wiped out the bulk of the nation’s power grid.
But other developed countries’ populations would likely suffer similar levels of casualties if their grids were destroyed as well, which is what makes the development of U.S. EMP weapons such a vital deterrent. In fact, a recent report from The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments says that the technology is “one of the most critical operational domains in modern warfare.” The U.S., however, has “unfortunately … failed to keep pace” in that battlespace “over the last generation,” it added.
Titled, Winning the Airwaves: Regaining America’s Dominance in the Electromagnetic Spectrum, the report…