Air Force warns of ‘coordinated physical attacks’ on electric grid

Electromagnetic pulse attacks on the energy grid, a topic that used to prompt eye-rolling in Washington, is now a top concern for the U.S. Air Force.

Officials have raised new worries that “determined adversaries” want to attack the grid, either with a physical hit or a potential EMP attack.

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.

Full article: Air Force warns of ‘coordinated physical attacks’ on electric grid (The Washington Times)

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