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Rep. Trent Franks: EMP Attack 'Most Dangerous Short-Term' Threat Facing US

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By    |   Thursday, 07 Jul 2016 10:32 AM

Arizona Rep. Trent Franks told CircaNews that an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack on our country's electrical grid is "the most dangerous short-term national security threat that we face."

Franks, a Republican representing the 8th District of Arizona, told Circa in an interview of a secret Iranian document titled "Passive Defense" that framed the optimum strategy to attack a country like the U.S.

"It outlined that the best way to deal with countries like America, a country that was much stronger than them, was an asymmetric strategy of attacking our electric grid," Franks said.

Franks' viewpoint is shared by Peter Pry, who also worries about North Korea's ability to launch a similar strike on the U.S.

"The greatest threat to the U.S. and Western civilization is an EMP that blacks-out the electric grid for months or years, thereby collapsing all the life-sustaining critical infrastructures, including communications, transportation, business and manufacturing, food and water," wrote Pry, executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security.

Franks told Circa he has introduced two bills that would help defend the country against such an attack.

"We're a thousand times more vulnerable than we were even 50 years ago," Franks told Circa.

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