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Science Academy Doesn't Get Grid Danger

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Congress asked the National Academy of Sciences to perform an independent analysis of the vulnerabilities of the U.S. electric grid. What resulted is, to put it charitably, incomplete.

As a critique by the indispensable Foundation for Resilient Societies makes clear, the National Academies failed to evaluate fully present dangers to our most critical of critical infrastructures – and to our country – from sabotage, cyberattacks, electromagnetic pulses, or intense solar storms. Consequently, they missed effective corrective actions, too.

A less charitable characterization of such a product would call it a whitewash — seemingly calculated to mislead the public and their elected representatives about the degree to which we are at real risk of a protracted grid-down situation over large parts of the country and, therefore face the prospect of a nation-ending catastrophe.

We need to secure the grid, now, not pretend that it is resilient.

Frank Gaffney, Jr. is president of the Center for Security Policy (CSP), a columnist for The Washington Times, and host of the nationally syndicated program, Secure Freedom Radio. Read more reports from Frank Gaffney, Jr. — Click Here Now.<

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