If you live near the Gulf of Mexico, you are the front line to an eminent threat to all Americans. The electromagnetic pulse (EMP) from a nuclear weapon exploded a hundred miles above the U.S. could kill 60-90 percent of all Americans. The powers that be should urgently address this well known threat that could be launched by Iran or Terrorists from a ship in the Gulf. By Ambassador Cooper.
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On October 22, 1962, President Kennedy announced the Soviets were deploying nuclear weapons in Cuba. In those 13 days of crisis, we were closer to the brink of nuclear holocaust than we then realized. Now we could face a new crisis from the south—from ballistic missiles launched from ships in the Gulf of Mexico or Venezuela.
As U.S. troops withdraw from Iraq and Afghanistan, Iran rapidly broadens its reach to undergird a global strategy to threaten Americans at home and abroad—and our overseas friends and allies. U.S. missile-defenses need to adapt to this increased threat and to broader Iranian influence in the Middle East. By Henry F. Cooper and Robert L. Pfaltzgraff.
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