North Korea has repeatedly warned that it is ready to use nuclear weapons against the United States and others. In a one-month period, it has conducted nuclear tests and a rocket launch. Iran also has the capability.
Former CIA Director, Ambassador R. James Woolsey, Chancellor at the Institute of World Politics, has been speaking out about the threat of nuclear missiles for years. In Part One of our discussion on nuclear attacks, he warns about the danger of a “catastrophic electromagnetic pulse” from an air burst high above the country. Such an EMP attack would collapse the electric grid and other infrastructure that depend on it—communications, transportation, banking and finance, food and water—all of which are necessary to sustain modern civilization.