(INTELLIHUB) — Two top-level intelligence experts conclude that although North Korea may not be capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the Continental United States on an intercontinental ballistic missile, the communist country could possibly deliver a small satellite launched gravity well reentry warhead that would detonate at a specific altitude above the U.S. triggering a massive electromagnetic pulse designed to knock out critical life safety and support systems needed to sustain and control the general populace.
Both Ambassador R. James Woolsey, Director of Central Intelligence from 1993-95, and Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, chief of staff of the Congressional EMP Commission, Fmr. House Armed Services Committee member and Fmr. CIA agent suggested back in March that the U.S. Department of Defense take precautionary measures to counter such an attack but as of yet there has been no public mention whether such measures were taken.
The suggestions were made in an opinion piece, authored by both Woosley and Dr. Pry, published by The Hill, titled How North Korea could kill 90 percent of Americans.
“Indeed, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un has been photographed posing with what appears to be a genuine miniaturized nuclear warhead for ballistic missiles. And North Korea does, in fact, have two classes of ICBMs—the road mobile KN-08 and KN-14—which both appear to be equipped with sophisticated reentry vehicles,” the two wrote, further validating their point.
“Even if it were true that North Korea does not yet have nuclear missiles, their “Dear Leader” could deliver an atomic bomb hidden on a freighter sailing under a false flag into a U.S. port, or hire their terrorist allies to fly a nuclear 9/11 suicide mission across the unprotected border with Mexico. In this scenario, populous port cities like New York, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, or big cities nearest the Mexican border, like San Diego, Phoenix, Austin, and Santa Fe, would be most at risk.”
According to the experts, North Korea has previously tested a 20-30 megaton nuclear device that’s capable of killing millions if detonated in a major city like Los Angeles or New York. And that’s not all, the piece reveals that North Korea may, in fact, have H-Bomb technology, which they warn is far deadlier than a nuclear device by comparison.
The piece continued on to point out the harsh realities of the N. Korean missile program.
“On April 7, 2015, at a Pentagon press conference, Admiral William Gortney, then Commander of North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD), responsible for protecting the U.S. from long-range missiles, warned that the intelligence community assesses North Korea’s KN-08 mobile ICBM could strike the U.S. with a nuclear warhead,” the two wrote.
Moreover, the Atlantic Council was warned by Gortney six months later on Oct. 7: “I agree with the intelligence community that we assess that they [North Koreans] have the ability, they have the weapons, and they have the ability to miniaturize those weapons, and they have the ability to put them on a rocket that can range the [U.S.] homeland.”
Are officials at the Pentagon ignoring all of these key warnings?
The icing on the cake comes when two concluded: “Two North Korean satellites, the KMS-3 and KMS-4, presently orbit over the U.S. on trajectories consistent with surprise EMP attack.”
“The U.S. must be prepared to preempt North Korea by any means necessary—including nuclear weapons,” they wrote.
As of 10:39 p.m. Eastern Time KMS-3 and KMS-4 are overflying the CONUS (see live link here).
Woosley and Dr. Pry made the following suggestions in their piece:
- “Launch a crash program to harden against EMP attack the U.S. electric grid to preserve American civilization and hundreds of millions of lives. This could be part of President Trump’s infrastructure modernization project.”
- “Beef up national missile defenses. Revive President Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), the unfairly derided “Star Wars.” Space-based missile defenses could still render nuclear missiles obsolete and offer a permanent, peaceful, solution to problems like North Korea.”
It’s also important to note that North Korea is well capable of delivering a nuclear strike onto the CONUS via submarine.
The threat is real.