Of all the threats America faces, there is perhaps none as dangerous as an electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, attack.
The scary thing is, the hostile North Korean regime of Kim Jong-un has shown signs it is capable of pulling off an EMP attack. The communist country previously launched two satellites into orbit over the United States. According to national security expert Peter Vincent Pry, those satellites were capable of performing a surprise EMP attack at an altitude and trajectory that would evade U.S. missile defenses.
While North Korea may not yet have a missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead to the continental United States, they would not need such a long-range missile to detonate an EMP weapon high above the U.S. And an EMP attack would cause more widespread and long-lasting damage, too. Whereas a nuclear strike would destroy one city or geographic area, an EMP strike would