The good news is that DARPA is working to protect the electric grid from attack. The bad news is that they are only concerned with cyber-attacks and the defense won't be ready til 2020. That's the gist of this Washingtonexaminer article: Getting ready: Pentagon to protect electric grid from massive attack.
But enough people have been warning of missile delivered overhead nuclear explosives that plenty of us are worried. They say a paralysis of the electric grid -- which a massive exposure to gamma rays would do -- is a very real threat given so many of our enemies are or soon will be able to deliver a nuclear armed missile.
There's that ominous prediction that if the electricity goes off 90% of the population will perish within the first year -- not a welcome prospect. From time to time I order some dried food to tide me over while I fend off the gangs of armed urban marauders aiming to kill me for whatever scraps of food I have left. But worst of all, this blog will go dark once the power goes off.
Anyway, here's a roundup of some articles I've collected on the subject:
Could North Korea Destroy the US?
Getting ready: Pentagon to protect electric grid from massive attack
Winning the Cyber-War Under Trump
Texas May Become a Testing Ground for Defending the Grid From EMPs The Cyber Threat: Cybercom Trains for Infrastructure Attack as Power Companies Play Down Threat to Grid
Government, Industry Studying Threat of Nuclear EMP Attack on Electric Grid
FBI Warns of Cyber Threat to Electric Grid
Former CIA Director Warns of Nuclear-Generated Electromagnetic Pulse Attack
Air Force warns of 'coordinated physical attacks' on electric grid
Enjoy your day.
1:49 PM 4/19/2017