Category Archives: EMP Commission

December 12, 2017—Tactical or Strategic Warning?

December 12, 2017—Tactical or Strategic Warning?

“It is much easier after the event to sort the relevant from the irrelevant signals. After the event, of course, a signal is always crystal clear; we can now see what disaster it was signaling, since the disaster has occurred. But before the event it is obscure and pregnant with conflicting meanings… It is only human to want some unique and univocal signal, to want a guarantee from intelligence… We have to accept the fact of uncertainty and learn to live with it. No magic, in code or otherwise, will provide certainty. Our plans must work without it.” ~Roberta Wohlstetter, Policy Analyst and Historian in Pearl Harbor: Warning and Decision, 1962 Read Full Story

November 14, 2017—End of the Road for the EMP Commission?

November 14, 2017—End of the Road for the EMP Commission?

“(i) Repeal — Title XIV of Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (Public Law 106–398) is repealed.” ~ Page 1293, Final words of Subtitle F—Other Matters
SEC. 1691. COMMISSION TO ASSESS THE THREAT TO THE UNITED STATES FROM ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE ATTACKS AND SIMILAR EVENTS; National Defense Authorization Act per the NDAA 2018 Conference Committee Read Full Story

October 24, 2017—Expand DOE Secretary Rick Perry’s Challenge to FERC!

October 24, 2017—Expand DOE Secretary Rick Perry’s Challenge to FERC!

Yesterday, High Frontier formally applauded Secretary Perry’s directive to have 90-days fuel reserves at key points in the nation’s electric power grid as an important first step, but emphasized much more is needed to assure the grid is viable under the full complement of existential threats, including massive solar storms and electromagnetic pulse (EMP), cyber and physical attacks. Read Full Story

September 5, 2017—EMP Threat: Keep the Commission!

September 5, 2017—EMP Threat: Keep the Commission!

North Korea’s state news agency KCNA News for the first time reported on Sunday that the “explosive power” of the hydrogen bomb was “adjustable from ten kilotons to hundreds kiloton [sic.];” and that the weapon was described as “a multi-functional thermonuclear nuke … which can be detonated even at high altitudes for super-powerful EMP [electromagnetic pulse] attack according to strategic goals.” Read Full Story

August 1, 2017—A New Day?

August 1, 2017—A New Day?

Yesterday, Retired Marine General and now former Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly was sworn in as the White House Chief of Staff, hopefully to demonstrate his well-deserved reputation of bringing order out of chaos to help greater success for President Trump’s agenda. Among his many agenda items, we hope they will address the government’s dysfunctional efforts to deal with the existential electromagnetic pulse (EMP) threat now confronting the nation. Read Full Story