Peter Pry - Biography

Peter Vincent Pry is executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, a congressional advisory board dedicated to achieving protection of the United States from electromagnetic pulse (EMP), cyberwarfare, mass destruction terrorism and other threats to civilian critical infrastructures, on an accelerated basis. Pry also is director of the United States Nuclear Strategy Forum, an advisory board to Congress on policies to counter weapons of mass destruction.

Pry served on the staffs of the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States (2008-2009); the Commission on the New Strategic Posture of the United States (2006-2008); and the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack (2001-2008).

He was an intelligence officer with the Central Intelligence Agency responsible for analyzing Soviet and Russian nuclear strategy, operational plans, military doctrine, threat perceptions, and developing U.S. paradigms for strategic warning (1985-1995). He also served as a verification analyst at the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency responsible for assessing Soviet compliance with strategic and military arms control treaties (1984-1985).

Pry has written numerous books on national security issues, including "Blackout Wars"; "Apocalypse Unknown: The Struggle To Protect America From An Electromagnetic Pulse Catastrophe"; and "Electric Armageddon: Civil-Military Preparedness for An Electromagnetic Pulse Catastrophe"; and "War Scare: Russia and America on the Nuclear Brink." He often appears on TV and radio as an expert on national security issues. The BBC made his book "War Scare" into a two-hour TV documentary, and his book "Electric Armageddon" was the basis for another TV documentary made by National Geographic.

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