There are growing concerns among US politicians that the North Koreans have the capability to launch a devastating EMP attack that would wipe out the American financial system and transport network.
North Korean satellites are positioned perfectly above the US that could be used to launch an unprecedented attack on the country. Kim Jong-Un's recent belligerence escalated in the past week after he tested the country's first solid-fuel missile - which would be launched with little warning.
According to a News report, politicians in the US are alarmed by the growing threat of a high-altitude nuclear blast and its resultant electromagnetic pulse. Politicians in the US are alarmed by the growing threat of a high-altitude nuclear blast
Vincent Pry, who leads the Congressional EMP Commission, said the West is naive about the EMP threat. An EMP attack would fry the circuitry of mobile phones and wipe out online banking, food resources and global financial systems.
The short burst of electromagnetic energy would also potentially take down aeroplanes in flight and cause trains to stop in their tracks. The test, which Kim Jong-Un hailed as a success, has put the US on alert. The Pentagon are planning to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week, to closely simulate the possibility of a North Korean attack. Marine Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, said this week that "left unchecked," Kim will eventually succeed in hitting the US mainland.