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Thursday, October 26 • 9:00am - 9:45am
Nuclear EMP Attack and Combined-Arms Cyber Warfare

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"North Korea may very well have the ability to kill millions of Americans, without directly firing on U.S. soil. For the first time, the pariah country’s state news agency warned it could hit the U.S. with an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) onslaught, a threat that experts contend is both very real and comes with catastrophic consequencesm," Fox News reports

Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, Chief of Staff for the Congressional EMP Commission and Executive Director for the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, will provide a briefing on the vulnerability of the U.S. to electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attacks, which could shut down large sections of the nation's power grids and disable or destroy electronic systems and supply mechanisms. 

As background, North Korea has:

  • Tested nuclear weapons, including reportedly a ‘super EMP’ design 
  • Repeatedly threatened the U.S. with nuclear attack  ­
  • Orbited a satellite that could be used in an EMP strike  ­
  • Collaborated closely with Iran on nuclear arms and missiles 

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Dr. Peter Pry

Executive Director, Task Force on National and Homeland Security
Dr. Peter Vincent Pry is Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and Chief of Staff for the Congressional EMP Commission. He has served on the Congressional Strategic Posture Commission, the House Armed Services Committee, and the CIA. He is author... Read More →

Thursday October 26, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
Windsor Ballroom CDE