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    Trump’s DHS Begins Defense Against Nuclear Bomb ‘Electromagnetic Pulse’

    President Donald Trump’s homeland defense agency has taken the first steps to defend the nation against an electromagnetic pulse attack which could instantly destroy tens of millions of vital electronic devices from coast to coast.

    Pentagon officials have quietly worried for decades about an enemy using a high-altitude nuclear explosion to create a nationwide EMP attack. But little or nothing has been done because of the huge cost of protecting civilian electronics and the nation’s electrical, transport and energy infrastructures.

    The plan from the Department of Homeland Security showcases the EMP problem, and offers initial planning steps — but it does not urge major spending or an award of tax-breaks to help companies, utilities, and local governments protect their networks from EMP.

    “An intentional electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack or a naturally occurring geomagnetic disturbance … could damage significant portions of the Nation’s critical infrastructure, including the electrical grid, communications equipment, water and wastewater systems, and transportation modes,” says the DHS plan, titled “Strategy for Protecting and Preparing the Homeland Against Threats of Electromagnetic Pulse and Geomagnetic Disturbances.”

    “We need to do a whole lot more on that,” Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson told DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at an Oct. 10 hearing.

    But Nielsen has little authority to write regulations which would require anti-EMP protections be added over vulnerable networks and little money to fund any protections. So the DHS plan sketches out three goals:

    Improve risk awareness of electromagnetic threats and hazards … Enhance capabilities to protect critical infrastructure from the impact of an electromagnetic incident … Promote effective electromagnetic-incident response and recovery efforts.

    But other agencies have the authority to demand EMP protections be added to seaports and hospitals, telephone networks, traffic lights, railroad junctions, electrical generators and transformers, gasoline pipelines, Wall Street and Silicon Valley, for example.

    The DHS plan suggested officials may soon be directed to write those regulations by a Presidential order:

    A draft executive order on coordinating national resilience to electromagnetic pulse incidents is currently being developed under the auspices of the National Security Council staff in coordination with Federal departments and agencies. Upon issuance, the executive order will obviously inform—and potentially alter—the Department’s approach to the EMP-GMD threat that is articulated in this DHS Strategy.

    The EMP threat was recognized in 1962 when a high-altitude nuclear test — dubbed “Starfish Prime” — knocked out streetlights and telephone service in Hawaii, 900 miles distant.

    The DHS document said:

    Extreme electromagnetic incidents caused by an intentional electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack or a naturally occurring geomagnetic disturbance (GMD, also referred to as “space weather”) could damage significant portions of the Nation’s critical infrastructure, including the electrical grid, communications equipment, water and wastewater systems, and transportation modes. The impacts are likely to cascade, initially compromising one or more critical infrastructure sectors, spilling over into additional sectors, and expanding beyond the initial geographic regions.

    EMPs are associated with intentional attacks using high-altitude nuclear detonations, specialized conventional munitions, or non-nuclear directed energy devices. Effects vary in scale from highly local to regional to continental, depending upon the specific characteristics of the weapon and the attack profile. High-altitude electromagnetic pulse attacks (HEMP) using nuclear weapons are of most concern because they may permanently damage or disable large sections of the national electric grid and other critical infrastructure control systems.

    The DHS report did not say when White House would issue an executive order.

    https://www.breitbart.com/big-govern...agnetic-pulse/
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    Nothing like a prompt response to a threat. I first heard about the dangers of nuclear EMP in the early 1960's when I was associated with the local Civil Defense.

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    As long as it's a real response and not just flinging money at the noisemakers who have overhyped this.

    Key transformers need high speed switches, for starters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Millwright View Post
    As long as it's a real response and not just flinging money at the noisemakers who have overhyped this.

    Key transformers need high speed switches, for starters.
    AND DUCT TAPE!!! Duct tape solves a lot of problems!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buick Electra View Post
    AND DUCT TAPE!!! Duct tape solves a lot of problems!
    NOOOOO

    EMP protection needs foil tape
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    All a part of that infrastructure planning, I suppose. Better roads, bridges, and an improved power grid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millwright View Post
    As long as it's a real response and not just flinging money at the noisemakers who have overhyped this.

    Key transformers need high speed switches, for starters.

    EMP is way overblown. Not that it couldn't happen as it could but it would result in a total nuclear exchange and at that point there would be bigger and more immediate problems besides the lights not coming on. It would be digging for China and constructing a hasty fallout shelter. Bigger and more likely threat is the space weather Carrington effect. With the amount of money flushed down the toilet on various federal projects money spent hardening the largest transformers and most vulnerable parts of the grid are pretty reasonable.

    For any that want to understand it better see this link from the National Communication System's report on Solar Superstorm's Threat to Infrastructure Report.

    It is eye opening and not at all hype or conspiracy theory type of info.
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    NOOOOO

    EMP protection needs foil tape
    This belongs in the Hall of Fame of responses.
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    showcases the EMP problem, and offers initial planning steps
    This ^^ is what they did. Nothing.
    No money spent by anyone. Not even a suggestion to spend money. Nothing was done folks. Nothing.

    And maybe doing nothing IS the correct step. We can only wait and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millwright View Post
    NOOOOO

    EMP protection needs foil tape
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    If you're going to use duct tape or foil tape, why not just attach lightning rods to everything instead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millwright View Post
    NOOOOO

    EMP protection needs foil tape
    Copper foil tape with just a tad of nickel..

    Sewn into all my wool watch caps you know. Just in case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.A.B. View Post
    Copper foil tape with just a tad of nickel..

    Sewn into all my wool watch caps you know. Just in case.
    Only effective if they have hard soldered grounding leads attached.
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    Only effective if they have hard soldered grounding leads attached

    Just attach a chain of paper clips and let it drag the ground.
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    So, should L.A.B just wear a lightening rod??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blacknarwhal View Post
    All a part of that infrastructure planning, I suppose. Better roads, bridges, and an improved power grid.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hfcomms View Post
    EMP is way overblown. Not that it couldn't happen as it could but it would result in a total nuclear exchange and at that point there would be bigger and more immediate problems besides the lights not coming on. It would be digging for China and constructing a hasty fallout shelter. Bigger and more likely threat is the space weather Carrington effect. With the amount of money flushed down the toilet on various federal projects money spent hardening the largest transformers and most vulnerable parts of the grid are pretty reasonable.

    For any that want to understand it better see this link from the National Communication System's report on Solar Superstorm's Threat to Infrastructure Report.

    It is eye opening and not at all hype or conspiracy theory type of info.
    Bump...ETA: Probably as big of a concern is the PHYSICAL security of the electrical grid itself. A couple of ground "teams" taking out the "right" places could take the grid down without showing the hand of the sender that suborbital or orbital nuke powered EMPs would. Deniability in the opening stages of that degree of conflict would be worth 5x its weight in gold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dozdoats View Post
    Only effective if they have hard soldered grounding leads attached

    Just attach a chain of paper clips and let it drag the ground.
    Or attach to some bolts in the neck, and presto!

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    Quote Originally Posted by night driver View Post
    RIGHT is POS, LEFT is NEG remember.
    Hot on the left and cold on the right.

    Get it straight.
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    But wait, according to a few on this board, EMP's are not a threat.

    I remember seeing this a few times.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Turret Buster View Post
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    When I read the way the politicos were talking about this, I couldn't help but think of.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millwright View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Millwright View Post
    Hot on the left and cold on the right.

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    Sorry. Was thinking Audio....Red on Right, Blue on Left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millwright View Post
    Hot on the left and cold on the right.

    Get it straight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Millwright View Post
    Hot on the left and cold on the right.

    Get it straight.
    Wrong. Hot water on the left and cold water on the right. Shit go's downhill. Payday is on Friday.
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    While it seems to me that while there are, I suppose, ways to protect the grid, it would be prudent to assume there would be some damage. One would think that having those larger transformers in a modest stockpile would be worthy of being in the best interests of National Security.
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    Quote Originally Posted by homepark View Post
    While it seems to me that while there are, I suppose, ways to protect the grid, it would be prudent to assume there would be some damage. One would think that having those larger transformers in a modest stockpile would be worthy of being in the best interests of National Security.
    I’m going to guess there are thousands of such, costing perhaps hundreds of thousands each, could be a billion dollars to replace them, plus lead time of months. A stockpile would be nice, who will pay for it?
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