China has electromagnetic weapons. These weapons can cripple our power infrastructure and destroy our defenses.
Electromagnetic Weapons Task Force
The EMP Task Force revealed that China has EMP weapons and knows how to protect itself from an EMP attack.
The task force reported that China has plans to shoot first with “high-altitude electromagnetic pulse weapons” (HEMP) launched from satellites, ships, and land.
Dr. Peter Pry, the executive director of the task force, said:
“China’s military doctrine is consistent with a nuclear first strike. China plans to use HEMP attacks to win on the battlefield, defeat US aircraft carriers, and achieve a ‘Pearl Harbor’ type surprise attack.”
How Electromagnetic Weapons Work
An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) is a short burst of electromagnetic energy that disrupts electrical equipment.
A “high-altitude electromagnetic pulse” weapon (HEMP) is a nuclear warhead designed to detonate far above the Earth’s surface. The explosion releases a blast of gamma rays. This blast of free electrons interact with the Earth’s magnetic field.
This induces high currents and voltages in equipment, disrupting its function or permanently destroying it. It can also affect magnetic materials and corrupt the data stored on media such as magnetic tape and computer hard drives.
An EMP attack would take out the electric grid and communications.
According to the Grid Security Now website, it could also destroy fuel pipelines and systems controlling transportation, national funds transfers, bank clearance procedures, and health and sanitation.
High-voltage cables and transformers are particularly vulnerable.
Transformers weighs 400 tons and take two years to build. If many are taken out at once, the US would be without power for months.
A report issued while Pry was a key member of a congressional EMP commission found that an EMP attack on the East Coast electric grid could lead to many deaths.
A congressional commission said that the US is vulnerable to an electromagnetic weapon attack. “The physical and social fabric of the United States is a system of systems. These systems support the orderly transfer of information that modern America depends on.”
Pry quoted Chinese military writings to illustrate America’s vulnerability. “Even a super military power like the United States, which has nuclear missiles and powerful armed forces, cannot guarantee its immunity.
A highly computerized open society like the United States is extremely vulnerable to electronic attacks from all sides. This is because the economy relies entirely on electric and computer networks.”
EMPs can be either natural or man-made. A natural EMP occurs from extreme solar geomagnetic disturbances. A man-made EMP already occurred.
Back in 1962, the 1.4 megaton Starfish Prime thermonuclear weapon detonated above the Pacific Ocean. The weapon was 100 times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. This resulted in an EMP that caused electrical damage 900 miles away in Hawaii.
It knocked out 300 streetlights, set off burglar alarms, and shut down telephone calls from Kauai to neighboring islands.
And that was from 900 miles away!
China’s Imminent Threat
China came close to ordering an electromagnetic weapon attack in March 2020. China’s military threatened to punish US Navy ships for challenging China’s illegal annexation of the South China Sea. One of the least provocative options they considered was an EMP attack. In an EMP attack, the sailors would be unharmed, but the ship would be disabled.
Nevertheless, the Department of Energy and Department of Homeland Security has done nothing to protect the national electric grid.
To make matters worse, China also deployed hypersonic weapons that could be armed with nuclear or non-nuclear EMP warheads. This increases the threat of surprise attack against the United States.
Hypersonic missiles travel more than five times the speed of sound and can maneuver to avoid interception.
China has also other new military capabilities. These include a new generation of nuclear submarines, an aircraft carrier-killing missile, and new rocket launch vehicles. These vehicles can carry 20 warheads and went into space earlier this year to deploy 20 satellites in orbit.
The Center for Strategic International Studies reported that China has the most active ballistic missile development program globally.
Pry states: “The coronavirus pandemic exposed dangerous weaknesses in US preparation for civil defense. China and others noticed those weaknesses.
China denied it would launch an electromagnetic weapon first strike attack. But many military experts regard this as disinformation.
Meanwhile, China is moving into a more aggressive position globally. Its recent conflict with India and the aggression in the China South Sea proves this.
Conca concludes: “So as the United States slips into chaos and ignores the global threats that will face us, China moves steadily forward with its plan to become the greatest nation on Earth.”