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NKorea's Super Bowl Interest Not for Sports

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Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 03:08 PM Current | Bio | Archive

North Korea observed the fiftieth SuperBowl by orbiting a satellite over the stadium shortly after the last quarter ended. The ability of a bankrupt totalitarian regime to achieve such a feat — even briefly — would be something of a marvel if it were not so ominous.

Two prominent experts — former Clinton Director of Central Intelligence James Woolsey and CIA veteran Dr. Peter Vincent Pry — have warned that such satellites could be used by the North Koreans to deliver a catastrophic attack against this country’s electric grid.

By detonating a nuclear weapon at the altitude of a satellite in low earth orbit, an attacker could blanket most of the United States with devastating electromagnetic pulses.

It turns out the Russians gave Pyongyang a design for a super EMP weapon. Fortunately, it wasn’t used Sunday night. We must protect our grid against future attacks.

Frank Gaffney, Jr. is president of the Center for Security Policy, 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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