The Growing Threat From an EMP Attack

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“What is lacking in Washington is a sense of urgency. Lawmakers and the administration need to move rapidly to build resilience into our electric grid and defend against an attack that could deliver a devastating blow to the U.S. economy and the American people. Congress should pass and the president should sign into law the Shield Act and CIPA as soon as possible. Literally millions of Americans lives could depend on it.”

–From a 2014 Wall Street Journal Commentary co-written by R. James Woolsey, former Director of the CIA under President Bill Clinton, currently chairman of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and Peter Vincent Pry, Executive Director of the EMP Task Force on National & Homeland Security who served on the Congressional EMP Commission.

The Wall Street Journal, 8/12/14

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