by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:
Two separate reports, one from the U.S. military and another posted to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) website this week, have been issued on the heels of one another, warning of potential attacks that would affect the power grid.
In late November the U.S. military issued a report titled “Electromagnetic Defense Task Force,” which sought to warn the nation that “an electromagnetic spectrum attack may be a threat to the United States, democracy, and the world order,” and supported congressional testimony that an effective EMP attack, could kill 90 percent of “all Americans” within one year. (ANP referenced and embedded that report in previous articles here and here)
In that report the military warned of nuclear reactor meltdowns, displaced Americans, civil unrest that would start in “hours,” failures may include long-term loss of electrical power (due to loss of emergency generators), sewage, fresh water, banking, landlines, cellular service, vehicles,” and that it could take up to “18 months or more are required to replace key elements of the electric grid that would be damaged or knocked out.”