Uncle Sam isn't going to help you in the event of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack.
In fact, policymakers and analysts on Capitol Hill don't even consider the threat credible, dismissing it as "mere 'bluster' and 'nuclear sabre rattling' not to be taken seriously," wrote Dr. Vincent Pry, executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and director of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum, for The Hill on May 15, 2017.
"One day, perhaps soon, this may well prove to be a fatal mistake for millions," Pry added.
Fortunately, we'll show you how to prepare for attacks like these, especially as North Korea becomes increasingly volatile.
Indeed, tensions between a nuclear-advancing North Korea and the United States escalate by the day. For instance, just this week, U.S. President Donald Trump labeled the regime a "rogue state" after which news broke that Pyongyang is now trying to load up an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) with active anthrax pathogens.
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But it seems the U.S. government remains more concerned about an actual nuclear attack on soil than about an electromagnetic blast in the atmosphere.
And this means that, in the face of Uncle Sam's complacency, citizens will have to prepare for the event of an EMP attack on their own.
Check out this video for more details on this potentially devastating threat.
And below, you'll find how to prepare yourself in a worst-case scenario, plus how you can support - and even profit from - efforts to prevent attacks like this from ever happening in the first place...
How to Prepare for an EMP Attack
Stock up on non-perishable food and water - enough to last several months.
"An EMP attack will kill far more people than nuclear blasting a city through indirect effects - by blacking out electric grids and destroying life-sustaining critical infrastructures like communications, transportation, food and water," Dr. Pry explained. "The millions of fatalities likely to eventually result from EMP will take months to develop, as slow as starvation."
Buy a good generator.
"Most Americans do not have enough batteries to keep flashlights working for any period of time, much less generator capabilities," Dr. William Graham, a U.S. physicist who was chair of President Reagan's General Advisory Committee on Arms Control, told Forbes in 2014. "And many of the country's most vulnerable citizens rely on the electricity grid for medical equipment, such as dialysis machines. Even standard medication will be difficult or impossible to come by if an EMP disables pharmacies and transportation networks."
Get out your bicycles.
"An EMP detonation could affect car and truck engines, aircraft ignition systems, hospital equipment, pacemakers, communications systems, and electrical appliances," reported the Heritage Foundation in 2008. "Road and rail signaling, industrial control applications, and other electronic systems are all susceptible to EMP."
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Press your congressional representatives.
While some progress has been made in shielding potential U.S. targets against attack, including critical military and government systems, the vast majority of electrical systems are unprotected, especially in the civilian sector. "If properly shielded, electrical devices and systems can generally survive even the strongest EMPs," a 2002 U.S. Army report states.
Specifically, members of Congress need to do the following two things: incorporate EMP attacks into national planning scenarios and develop a national recovery plan.
"The U.S. must identify the key power grid and telecommunications infrastructure that is critical to preserving our nation's core capabilities and create a National Recovery Plan," the Heritage Foundation states. In doing so, the federal government would recognize and subsequently assess what specific infrastructure would be key to recovery after an EMP attack. "By taking measures to protect this infrastructure, we can lessen the recovery time from an attack."
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