This week, Senior U.S. Officials have stated that our recent missile defense deployments assure that we can shoot down North Koreas ballistic missiles in all contingencies, if they are launched at the U.S. homeland or our troops in the Pacific, e.g., at Guam. But . . . What about one North Korea may actually have been practicing?
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In an annual report to Congress March 12, Director of National IntelligenceJames R. Clapper said Iran could not produce weapons-grade uranium without it being detected. It already has.
In an interview with Israel’s Channel 2 television that same week, President Obama said Iran is still “over a year or so” away from building a nuclear weapon. Mr. Obama said then that during his stay in Israel, he would reiterate the U.S. stance to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that all options are on the table to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons capability. He’s too late.
Iranian scientists are working on nuclear warheads – and trying to perfect them – at an underground site unknown to the West, according to a high-ranking intelligence officer of the Islamic regime.
F. Michael Maloof, a former senior Department of Defense security policy analyst, discusses a little known 2011 Army War College study that concludes the Defense Department will be hard-pressed to respond in any meaningful way to a catastrophic failure of the civilian electric grid infrastructure due to an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) event, whether natural or man-made.
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.
North Korea is a mortal nuclear threat to the United States, right now! Any nuclear weapon detonated above an altitude of 30 kilometers (18 miles) will generate an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) that will destroy electronics and could collapse the electric power grid and other critical infrastructures — communications, transportation, banking and finance, food and water — that sustain modern civilization and the lives of 300 million Americans. All could be destroyed by a single nuclear weapon making an EMP attack. By Peter Pry.
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.
In August 2012, The Heritage Foundation hosted a roundtable on the effects of an Electromagnetic Pulse. The event was hosted by James Jay Carafano, Ph.D., Vice President, Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, and Director, The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies. High Frontier hopes you will invest the time to watch this important discussion about the effects of Electromagentic Pulse.
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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