A top congressional expert is warning that North Korea may have the ability to hit the United States with an electromagnetic pulse attack designed to wipe out critical electrical systems.
Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, a privately funded think tank, and chief of staff of the Congressional EMP Commission, said that dictator Kim Jong Un’s regime may be covertly putting together such a strike — known as an EMP — aimed at crippling America’s infrastructure.
According to the U.K. Independent, an EMP is a nuclear weapon could wipe out electrical systems from above. While North Korea doesn’t have a missile program that could launch an EMP over the United States, it does have a satellite program that might be able to do so.
In an interview on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” over the weekend, Pry said that the KMS 3-2 and KMS 4 satellites — launched in 2012 and 2016, respectively — are on trajectories optimized for an EMP attack.