ALERT: North Korea Satellites Orbiting U.S. Could Be Used for ‘Surprise’ EMP Attack

ALERT: North Korea Satellites Orbiting U.S. Could Be Used for ‘Surprise’ EMP Attack

Most of the world has been concentrating on North Korea’s continued efforts to create a nuclear weapons program. But there’s another threat that could possibly be overlooked: could North Korea use their satellites to launch a surprise EMP attack?

Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, executive director of the Congressional Task Force on National and Homeland Security and chief of staff of the Congressional EMP Commission, has warned that the country is ignoring two satellites that are currently orbiting the United States. According to Pry, these satellites can be used to launch an EMP attack.

If this attack were to happen and be successful, it could cause the deaths of countless Americans, cripple American infrastructure and destroy the United States electrical grid.

Pry was interviewed by Aaron Klein on his radio show, “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” on Sunday night and he claimed that the United States should act now. “We should not be tolerating the North Korean satellites that are orbiting over our country. There are two of them. And the intelligence community is still silent about those,” he said. North Korea launched the KMS 3-2 and KMS-4 earth observation satellites in 2012 and 2016, with the latter being launched shortly after an underground nuclear test was conducted, raising international alarm.

“The EMP Commission has officially been warning about those satellites especially now that the (intelligence) community admits that North Korea can miniaturize warheads,” Pry said. “Our argument all along has been that they could make weapons small enough to put on those satellites that pass over the United States on the optimum trajectory for an EMP attack on North America.”

“And they would obviously be a basis for a surprise EMP attack if North Korea wants to commit aggression against South Korea. Or to blackmail us if we were going to intervene to deliver on our security guarantees for Japan, South Korea or the Pacific,” he added.

But why could this specifically indicate an EMP attack? According to Pry, they are orbiting at the “optimum height for putting an EMP field over all 48 contiguous United States.”

“The North Koreans basically I think got this idea from the Russians. They had called it the Fractional Orbital Bombardment System,” he explained. “The idea was that you would use a peaceful space launch vehicle to launch what would appear to look like a peaceful satellite. And it would even fly away from us on a South Polar trajectory so that it wasn’t coming toward the United States. But it would really be a nuclear weapon. And the reason it would come up from the south is because we don’t have any ballistic missile early warning radars facing the south and no interceptors. We are blind and defenseless from the South.”

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