VIA| This is absolutely terrifying.
Just days after the deadly terrorist attacks in Brussels, an official Air Force briefing warned that there is “ a strong potential threat” for America’s enemies to attempt to “shut down its electrical supply for months” either with a physical terror attack or an electromagnetic pulse explosion.
The Washington Examiner read the briefing, and reported that Air Force officials worry that “determined adversaries” like North Korea and ISIS have a motive I undermining America’s power supply.
“Experts have suggested that North Korea, for example, is testing missiles to launch a nuclear weapon from a ship off the U.S. coast into the atmosphere where an explosion could shut off electricity for months through an atmospheric EMP explosion,” the paper wrote.”
This seems plausible, given that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has been experimenting with nuclear weapons for some time now—and has never shied away from threatening the US.
Air Force officials also warned that there are other elements that could easily take out the United States’ power supply. The power grid’s “aging infrastructure”, a “pattern of increasingly extreme and unpredictable storms and “catastrophic earthquakes” were also cited as events that could potentially leave America without power for months at a time.
Officials also spoke about a “growing number of cyberattacks” on the grid.