Category Archives: Henry F. Cooper

February 13, 2018—What EMP Strategy?

February 13, 2018—What EMP Strategy?

Protecting our critical civil infrastructure against EMP threats would play an important role in deterring such an attack, and the Pentagon’s failure even to mention that role in its Nuclear Posture Review illustrates a serious gap in our overall strategy and plans to protect the American People. And the problem is bigger than in the Pentagon. The President should take this issue on by an appropriate White House initiative. Read Full Story

February 6, 2018—Let’s Win One for the Gipper!

February 6, 2018—Let’s Win One for the Gipper!

“I firmly believe that it was the determination to embark upon that SDI program and to continue with it that eventually convinced the Soviet Union that they could never, never, never achieve their aim by military might because they would never succeed.” ~ Margaret Thatcher, August 2, 1991 at SDI’s National Test Facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado Read Full Story

January 30, 2018—A New Executive Order, Please!

January 30, 2018—A New Executive Order, Please!

Certain national infrastructures are so vital that their incapacity or destruction would have a debilitating impact on the defense or economic security of the United States. These critical infrastructures include telecommunications, electrical power systems, gas and oil storage and transportation, banking and finance, transportation, water supply systems, emergency services (including medical, police, fire, and rescue), and continuity of government. Threats to these critical infrastructures fall into two categories: physical threats to tangible property (‘‘physical threats’’), and threats of electronic, radio-frequency, or computer-based attacks on the information or communications components that control critical infrastructures (‘‘cyber threats’’). ~ Introduction to 1995 Executive Order Establishing the Critical Infrastructure Commission Read Full Story

January 16, 2018—What a Week!

January 16, 2018—What a Week!

While considering the political theater of our leaders in the Washington “swamp” deciding by week’s end on whether for the 18th time since 1976 the congress “shuts down the government,” consider implications of two more events last week: 1) President Trump again kicked the can for another 120 days on deciding to end the terrible Iran Deal; and 2) The False Alarm in Hawaii that all should contemplate. Read Full Story

January 8, 2018—Our Undersea Achilles Heel

January 8, 2018—Our Undersea Achilles Heel

“In the most severe scenario of an all-out attack upon undersea cable infrastructure by a hostile actor the impact of connectivity loss is potentially catastrophic, but even relatively limited sabotage has the potential to cause significant economic disruption and damage.” ~ Former NATO Commander, Retired US Navy Admiral James Stavridis Read Full Story

Help High Frontier Continue This Momentum!

Help High Frontier Continue This Momentum!

Dear Friend of High Frontier … President Trump’s National Security Strategy, announced on Monday, compels me to urge you to consider a year-end tax-deductible gift to High Frontier. He is on the right track and I want to help. I hope you do, too. I could not have hoped for more than his strategy’s support… Read Full Story

December 19, 2017—Vulnerable Undersea Cables?

December 19, 2017—Vulnerable Undersea Cables?

Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Great Britain’s most senior military officer, warns of a new threat to undersea communications and internet cables. He said NATO is protecting the cables “in response to the threat posed by the modernization of the Russian navy, both nuclear and conventional submarines and ships.” And that’s an understatement! Read Full Story

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

Ambassador Cooper Interviewed by CBS Affiliate WSPA

Ambassador Cooper Interviewed by CBS Affiliate WSPA

High Frontier Chairman, Ambassador Henry F. Cooper was interviewed by CBS Affiliate WSPA, Channel 7 in the Upstate of South Carolina, as a result of his participation at conference of the South Carolina Chapter of Infragard.  The conference addressed the need to secure our nations 16 critical infrastructure sectors. Here is the segment covered on… Read Full Story