‘Clock is Ticking’: US Experts Fear China’s ‘EMP Attacks’ Could Lead to Doomsday Scenario

‘Clock is Ticking’: US Experts Fear China’s ‘EMP Attacks’ Could Lead to Doomsday Scenario by Daria Bedenko for Sputnik News

Lately, the hysteria over China’s increased military capabilities – for example, in the field of hypersonic weapons – have been ramped up in the American media, with US officials emphasising the need to “catch up” with Beijing.

The US power grid and electronic infrastructure remain vulnerable to the threats posed by new unconventional weapons developed by China, particularly those capable of “electromagnetic pulse” (EMP) attacks, The Washington Times reported, citing American experts.

Among these experts who assembled at a major virtual forum hosted by the Universal Peace Federation was Peter Vincent Pry, the executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security.

According to him, China possesses so-called “super-EMP” weapons – designed to carry out attacks via bursts of energy – and could put them to use against the US, possibly even combining them with other modern unconventional military tactics.

“That poses a real threat of possibly being able to win a war with a single blow by means of an EMP attack. Moreover… they don’t envision employing an EMP by itself. It would be used in conjunction with cyberattacks and physical sabotage, and non-nuclear EMPs,” Pry said at the forum, cited by The Washington Times.

Pry claimed that this may be regarded by countries like Russia, North Korea, and Iran as “potentially the most decisive military revolution in history.” He then goes on to offer gloomy forecasts for the future of the United States should it face the alleged “combined EMP cyberattack.”

“By attacking the technological Achilles heel of a nation like the United States, you could bring us to our knees and not even have to do battle with the Marines or the Navy or the Air Force, and win a war in 24 hours with a single blow,” he claimed.

Other experts cited by The Washington Times pondered an apocalyptic scenario of a year-long blackout caused by an EMP attack, which, according to Pry, could ultimately kill 90 percent of Americans.

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