Author Archives: Henry F. Cooper

February 20, 2018—Space: The Ultimate High Ground!

February 20, 2018—Space: The Ultimate High Ground!

“We’ve been led astray by viewing space as some kind of a fuzzy panda bear thing; I think the Chinese … the Russians and others, they view space as the ultimate high ground. They are preparing for battle in space.” ~ Admiral Harry Harris, Commander of U.S. Pacific Command, in February 14, 2018 testimony before the House Armed Services Committee Read Full Story

February 13, 2018—What EMP Strategy?

February 13, 2018—What EMP Strategy?

Protecting our critical civil infrastructure against EMP threats would play an important role in deterring such an attack, and the Pentagon’s failure even to mention that role in its Nuclear Posture Review illustrates a serious gap in our overall strategy and plans to protect the American People. And the problem is bigger than in the Pentagon. The President should take this issue on by an appropriate White House initiative. Read Full Story

February 6, 2018—Let’s Win One for the Gipper!

February 6, 2018—Let’s Win One for the Gipper!

“I firmly believe that it was the determination to embark upon that SDI program and to continue with it that eventually convinced the Soviet Union that they could never, never, never achieve their aim by military might because they would never succeed.” ~ Margaret Thatcher, August 2, 1991 at SDI’s National Test Facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado Read Full Story

January 30, 2018—A New Executive Order, Please!

January 30, 2018—A New Executive Order, Please!

Certain national infrastructures are so vital that their incapacity or destruction would have a debilitating impact on the defense or economic security of the United States. These critical infrastructures include telecommunications, electrical power systems, gas and oil storage and transportation, banking and finance, transportation, water supply systems, emergency services (including medical, police, fire, and rescue), and continuity of government. Threats to these critical infrastructures fall into two categories: physical threats to tangible property (‘‘physical threats’’), and threats of electronic, radio-frequency, or computer-based attacks on the information or communications components that control critical infrastructures (‘‘cyber threats’’). ~ Introduction to 1995 Executive Order Establishing the Critical Infrastructure Commission Read Full Story

January 23, 2018 – A South Carolina Update!

January 23, 2018 – A South Carolina Update!

Monday morning, High Frontier Chairman Henry Cooper provided an update to a group of South Carolina citizen’s about the work High Frontier and it’s coalition partner Foundation for Resilient Societies have been working on to acquire cost estimates for securing the electric grid in the Carolina’s. We wanted to provide you the opportunity to listen to that presentation! Read Full Story

January 16, 2018—What a Week!

January 16, 2018—What a Week!

While considering the political theater of our leaders in the Washington “swamp” deciding by week’s end on whether for the 18th time since 1976 the congress “shuts down the government,” consider implications of two more events last week: 1) President Trump again kicked the can for another 120 days on deciding to end the terrible Iran Deal; and 2) The False Alarm in Hawaii that all should contemplate. Read Full Story

January 8, 2018—Our Undersea Achilles Heel

January 8, 2018—Our Undersea Achilles Heel

“In the most severe scenario of an all-out attack upon undersea cable infrastructure by a hostile actor the impact of connectivity loss is potentially catastrophic, but even relatively limited sabotage has the potential to cause significant economic disruption and damage.” ~ Former NATO Commander, Retired US Navy Admiral James Stavridis Read Full Story