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The EMP Threat Is Real, but It Shouldn't Keep You up at Night

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Apr 9, 2019 | 10:00 GMT
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The revival of great power competition has, once again, sparked concerns over the possibility of nuclear war. And the recent emergence of new nuclear powers, such as North Korea and Iran, has only stoked such fears -- one of which being that a country such as North Korea could use one of its nuclear warheads to attempt a catastrophic electromagnetic pulse attack against the United States. But in today's age of cyberattacks, it is important to keep the EMP threat in perspective....

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