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.
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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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