Monday, March 06, 2017

A few videos maintain North Korea could launch EMP attacks from orbiting satellites


Lori Buelow has a filmstrip Youtube video “Heillish Nightmare: North Korea’s Satellite Launch EMP Attack”.


I guess the article title is in subjunctive mood. The attack didn’t happen (the video dates from Feb. 2016).  But in late February 2017, former CIA director James Woolsey warned  in the WSJ that North Korea could put a warhead on a satellite and launch an EMP attack from high altitude with a small nuclear weapon. It’s unclear how many transformers in a wide area it could wipe out. Woolsey discussed the article with Erin Burnett tonight on CNN (Monday, March 6, 2017).  The satellite orbits at about 315 miles elevation.

NBC news reported this today.