Pentagon scrambles for solution amid fears North Korea could BLOW UP American power grid
AMERICA could be plunged into a blackout after warnings that the country’s power grid is vulnerable to a North Korean attack.
By OLI SMITH
Sat, Apr 15, 2017
A North Korean cyberattack could have the power to take out America’s power grid and plunge the country into darkness.
The Pentagon is rushing to protect the country’s power lifeline, amid escalating tensions with Kim Jong-un’s regime.
Currently, the Pentagon’s technology wing, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DAFRA), is in the process of developing ‘alternative communication networks’ in the case of an attack on the grid.
According to former CIA Director James Woolsey, North Korea has the capacity to launch an electromagnetic pulse (EMP).
He recently wrote: “A single warhead delivered by North Korean satellite could blackout the national electric grid and other life-sustaining critical infrastructures for over a year — killing nine of 10 Americans by starvation and societal collapse.
“Launch a crash program to harden against EMP attack the U.S. electric grid to preserve American civilization and hundreds of millions of lives.
“This could be part of President Trump’s infrastructure modernization project.”
Following escalating rhetoric with Syria and North Korea, the Pentagon has tried to improve protections on the country’s defence network.