U.S. takes North Korean threat of nuclear EMP attack seriously – Investors.com

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Map of North Korea, image by theodora.com/maps

What do you think of life without electricity, like what you see on NBC’s Revolution, FX’s The Walking Dead, or in the book/upcoming film World War Z? That’s what a low-yield nuclear blast in the upper atmosphere would cause, by exploding overhead and releasing an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) that could impact circuitry of all shapes and sizes. Would you be okay?

Do you think the North Koreans actually have this capability? Or is history repeating itself and we’ve forgotten April Fool’s Day is over?

U.S. takes North Korean threat of nuclear EMP attack seriously – Investors.com.

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Patricia Vollmer is the proud mother of two emerging geek sons, ages 12 & 14. She serves part time as a meteorologist with the Air Force Reserve and is currently assigned to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Patricia blogs about her family's nomadic military life at Ground Control to Major Mom. Home is always where the Air Force sends her family, which for now is in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Hobbies include running, despite no one chasing her, sharing her love for Disney and Star Wars, and exploring the world with her boys. Ask her why the sky is blue at your own risk.