(National Sentinel) War: A congressional expert says while the country is focused on North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs, Pyongyang has a pair of satellites orbiting above the United States that could be used to launch a devastating EMP attack.
Dr. Peter V. Pry, executive director of the Congressional Task Force on National and Homeland Security and chief of staff of the Congressional EMP Commission, said Sunday a “surprise” attack could paralyze the U.S. electrical grid and critical civilian infrastructure, which would kill tens of millions of Americans, Breitbart News reported.
“We should not be tolerating the North Korean satellites that are orbiting over our country. There are two of them. And the intelligence community is still silent about those,” Pry told “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio.”
Breitbart News noted further:
The expert was referring to the KMS 3-2 and KMS-4 earth observation satellites launched by North Korea in April 2012 and February 2016 respectively. The KSM-4 was launched one month after North Korea conducted an underground nuclear test, prompting a debate about sanctions at the United Nations Security Council.
“The EMP Commission has officially been warning about those satellites especially now that the (intelligence) community admits that North Korea can miniaturize warheads,” Pry told Klein. “Our argument all along has been that they could make weapons small enough to put on those satellites that pass over the United States on the optimum trajectory for an EMP attack on North America.
“And they would obviously be a basis for a surprise EMP attack if North Korea wants to commit aggression against South Korea. Or to blackmail us if we were going to intervene to deliver on our security guarantees for Japan, South Korea or the Pacific,” he added.
Pry noted that the trajectory of the satellites was optimum enough to cover the 48 contiguous states.
Pry has been warning of this for months. In a March column co-authored with former CIA Director James Woolsey they wrote a major EMP (electromagnetic pulse) attack could kill nine in 10 Americans:
The mainstream media, and some officials who should know better, continue to allege North Korea does not yet have capability to deliver on its repeated threats to strike the U.S. with nuclear weapons. False reassurance is given to the American people that North Korea has not “demonstrated” that it can miniaturize a nuclear warhead small enough for missile delivery, or build a reentry vehicle for an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of penetrating the atmosphere to blast a U.S. city.
Yet any nation that has built nuclear weapons and long-range missiles, as North Korea has done, can easily overcome the relatively much simpler technological challenge of warhead miniaturization and reentry vehicle design.
In August, NationalSecurity.news reported that the North launched a ballistic missile via submarine that traveled about 310 miles, flying into Japan’s air defense identification zone. Officials presumed the missile was a KN-11. The missile was launched from one of North Korea’s Sinpo-class subs, which can travel about 620 miles underwater at one time. This threat is real enough that the U.S., South Korea and Japan are stepping up their sub-hunting skills, EMP.news reported.
“The North Koreans basically I think got this idea from the Russians. They had called it the Fractional Orbital Bombardment System. … The idea was that you would use a peaceful space launch vehicle to launch what would appear to look like a peaceful satellite,” Pry told Klein. “And it would even fly away from us on a South Polar trajectory so that it wasn’t coming toward the United States. But it would really be a nuclear weapon.”
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