Iran has a new President, but the supreme leader and his policies remain in place. These policies call for destroying the “little Satan” Israel and the “great Satan” America. Expect a softer diplomatic approach from Hassan Rouhani than Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s bombastic pronouncements, but no different bottom lines. We should be hard-nosed diplomatically while standing with Israel and building our defenses against the growing possibility of a nuclear armed Iran.
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Congratulations to Maine State Representative Andrea Boland (D-Sanford) and all who supported her initiative: Act LD-131, now the law in Maine. Hopefully, representatives in other states will follow with similar initiatives—and Washington’s “powers that be” will implement recommendations of the 2004 and 2008 reports from the congressionally mandated EMP Commission with initiatives to end America’s vulnerability to the existential electromagnetic pulse (EMP) threat!
The 1998 Commission to Assess the Ballistic Missile Threat warned that sea-launched short range ballistic missiles are a shortcut to attacking the United States. Defenses have been developed to protect the U.S. against Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs), but nothing has been, or is being, done to defend against this sea-launched threat to the U.S.—nor to defend against a plausible attack from over the South Pole. Our vulnerability to such plausible attacks from North Korea and/or Iran can be addressed, but there appears to be no plan to do so. This should change!
The U.S. Navy’s Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system is getting well deserved credits for being the first line of missile defense, especially against ballistic missiles that Iran or North Korea might launch to attack the United States. The “powers that be” should make Aegis BMD all it can be as soon as possible—including to defend against an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack.
This was a good week in getting out the word on the electromagnetic pulse (EMP) threat—there’s a growing awareness of its seriousness, though not much agreement on how to counter it. A conference in Washington indicates this concern is growing internationally—and at least a couple of nations (not including the U.S.) are organized to deal with it seriously . . . Have a good Memorial Day weekend and thank God for our nation and those who have died to keep us free.
A mighty space storm may be on the way and the results would be catastrophic!
The electromagnetic pulse (EMP) threat was understood during the Cold War, and the Commander of Strategic Command (STRATCOM) says it is still a matter of great concern—including to American society as a whole. But the Defense Department is not responsible for many components of our critical infrastructure—nor does any other department seem responsible for an integrated response to EMP, which poses an existential threat. Not good.
This paraphrase of quotes attributed to Samuel Johnson should capture our attention as we think about two existential electromagnetic pulse (EMP) threats—one that may be avoided if we are prepared and one that definitely will happen; both of which could lead to the death of several hundred million Americans. How long will the “powers that be” think before acting?
On Sunday May 5, High Frontier Chairman Hank Cooper was interviewed by Liberty Drive on Blog Talk Radio.
Perhaps these the well-known lines from Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, when Hamlet contemplates life and death—and suicide, also apply when considering today’s existential threat to America and all of Western Civilization posed by an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) event. Shall America, like Hamlet, experience an untimely death? Or shall we avert a possible end to all we hold dear?
Amb. Cooper speaks on EMP at SC Tea Party Patriots Convention
President Reagan announces SDI on March 23, 1983
President Reagan on 10 Year Anniversary of High Frontier
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