U.S. evaluates China’s EMP threat
February 4, 2014 — WND.com reports: “While China calls the potential use of an EMP weapon against U.S. interests its ‘ace,’ officials inside the American Defense Department have issued a statement that warnings of an increased threat are ‘reckless and irresponsible.’
WND reported only days ago that members of the Chinese military are looking to use an EMP as part of a ‘one-two punch’ to knock out, literally within seconds, all defensive electronics not only on Taiwan but also on U.S. warships that could defend the island.
The damage would come from the electromagnetic pulse from an explosion, probably a nuclear weapon, that could be detonated at altitude over the region China wants to target. EMP damage could include a complete loss of electronics, computers, automated systems, communications, food and utility services – even transportation.
However, the Department of Defense, or DOD, in response to an inquiry from Fox News’ Bret Baier, downplayed the destructive use of an EMP.
‘The Department is unaware of any increase in the threat of a deliberate destructive use of an EMP device,’ the unsigned DOD statement said. ‘Further, any reporting to the contrary by those without access to current threat assessments is both reckless and irresponsible.’
Ironically, this latest statement is at odds with even a new report issued by DOD’s Defense Science Board, or DSB, which concludes that DOD and the intelligence community currently lack national technical means sufficient to monitor the development of foreign, including terrorist, nuclear weapons programs…” (The above headline is the most dangerous one in history if promoted. The EMP threat can cause an entire nation to darken for months as all electrical service is finished as a nuclear bomb exploded at 200 miles above the earth, from 200 miles out at sea allows the explosive materials to descend from space and mingle with radioactive materials on earth resulting in mass devastation. Nothing can equal this disastrous event. China and Iran have EMP weapon technology on their drawing boards.)