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#1779924 - 07/01/21 01:52 PM Why Isnít the US Preparing for EMP War Like the Rest of the World?
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Why Isnít the US Preparing for EMP War Like the Rest of the World?

Letís start with Russia
**Non-Contact Warfare was the name of Russian General Vladimir Slipchenkoís military textbook. Within this text, he explains how EMPs are the greatest revolution in military affairs in history. According to Slipchenko, the possession of an EMP renders an enemyís armies, navies, and air forces completely obsolete, and itís hard to argue with him there.


https://freedomfirstnetwork.com/2021/06/...utm_source=econ


Old Info: but revelent óimho

https://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Docum...00706-Final.pdf


https://militaryembedded.com/radar-ew/si...-warfare-part-2



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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KsPLmb6gAdw&feature=youtu.be

Published on Dec 5, 2019
Steven L. Kwast is a retired Air Force general and former commander of the Air Education and Training Command at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph. A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy with a degree in astronautical engineering, he holds a masterís degree in public policy from Harvardís Kennedy School of Government. He is a past president of the Air Forceís Air University in Montgomery, Alabama, and a former fighter pilot with extensive combat and command experience. He is the author of the study, ďFast Space: Leveraging Ultra Low-Cost Space Access for 21st Century Challenges.Ē


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Great Book ó>
One Second After
by William R. Forstchen



ó>Book review

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bnSdUesvmhg

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#1779972 - 07/01/21 03:10 PM Re: Why Isnít the US Preparing for EMP War Like the Rest of the World? [Re: SeaCoaster]
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Originally Posted By: SeaCoaster


Great Book ó>
One Second After
by William R. Forstchen




Hey Sea,
Interesting thread and topic, below is a link for those interested in listening to Forstchen talk about his book.

"One Second After."

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#1780200 - 07/02/21 08:52 AM Re: Why Isnít the US Preparing for EMP War Like the Rest of the World? [Re: lue-jones]
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A great "story" regarding life after an EMP is the Going Home series by A. American. 10 books total, so it is a long read. The series is obviously fictional but provides a lot of information and tips on preparedness.

Should an EMP hit America, we are screwed. We are the most technologically advanced country in the world. Therefore we have the most to lose from an EMP attack.

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#1780630 - 07/03/21 07:35 AM Re: Why Isnít the US Preparing for EMP War Like the Rest of the World? [Re: SeaCoaster]
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Seems like just a matter of time. Either some Iranian backed group launches a nuke Scud off of a freighter or detonates one in an airliner, or China uses it as a precursor to cripple us before invading Taiwan.

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#1781976 - 07/07/21 11:04 AM Re: Why Isnít the US Preparing for EMP War Like the Rest of the World? [Re: SeaCoaster]
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Probably due to the fact that much of the current science says that EMP events will be extremely localized and that wide propagation given current adoption of technology is very unlikely.

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#1782012 - 07/07/21 12:29 PM Re: Why Isnít the US Preparing for EMP War Like the Rest of the World? [Re: SeaCoaster]
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Edited by Mark S (07/07/21 12:30 PM)

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#1782221 - 07/07/21 10:46 PM Re: Why Isnít the US Preparing for EMP War Like the Rest of the World? [Re: Mark S]
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Originally Posted By: Mark S
Probably due to the fact that much of the current science says that EMP events will be extremely localized and that wide propagation given current adoption of technology is very unlikely.


Care to enlighten us on that conclusion? With so much of our world dependent on micro electronic connections/chips, etc. it would seem that a nuke set off up high would wreak havoc over a very large area.

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#1782223 - 07/07/21 11:14 PM Re: Why Isnít the US Preparing for EMP War Like the Rest of the World? [Re: SeaCoaster]
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40 years ago, EMP was a major concern for US planners. Hence the investment in alternative CCC. (Communication,Command,Control.) the biggest shift? Non conducting communication systems (fiber optics systems), cellular communication, and the biggie, TCP-IP. Electric distribution is more vulnerable to blast damage and control software viruses then EMP, due to the nature of these new controls. The Iran and Chinese are more dangerous with a keyboard then a EMP Nuke. Air gapping rhe control systems is still our greatest vulnerability.
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#1782841 - 07/09/21 08:06 PM Re: Why Isnít the US Preparing for EMP War Like the Rest of the World? [Re: SeaCoaster]
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I always understood that long transmission lines acted as an amplifier, meaning that the power grid was at greatest risk along with unprotected devices plugged into it. The point about fiber optics is a good one, since Iím sure they are insulated, but starfish prime and an incident over the old Soviet union would suggest that there is at least some validity to the concerns over our generation and transformers.

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#1782855 - 07/09/21 08:46 PM Re: Why Isnít the US Preparing for EMP War Like the Rest of the World? [Re: SeaCoaster]
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Long lines don't act as an amplifier, but as an antenna. The long metallic lines receive the magnetic impulse convert it to electrical energy and transmit it along the line. Fiber optic cables, being non-ferrous do not get the radio magnetic signal and convert it to electrical energy. EMPs capable of damaging power spikes would only have destructive capabilities to the "weak arc" link, switching stations and similar fault out, and protect systems beyond the horizon. Also, why use an emp blast in the first place? If you are already taking it to the extremes of using nukes in the first place, why not go for know targets? Our return fire capabilities are hardened against it, so it's not like we wouldn't be able to mutually assure destruction in return.

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#1798194 - 08/25/21 10:37 PM Re: Why Isnít the US Preparing for EMP War Like the Rest of the World? [Re: SeaCoaster]
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MAD (Mutually Assured Distruction) is only valid if the threat is real. With today's leadership, it isn't. 2 or 2 Nukes would be seen as "Forgivable". Especially if it didn't hit High concentration of population, but instead took out CCC.
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#1798514 - 08/26/21 10:56 PM Re: Why Isnít the US Preparing for EMP War Like the Rest of the World? [Re: SeaCoaster]
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Ainít that the truth? The current administration would decline to strike back because of climate change or economic inequality or some other BS.

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