North Korean Red Dawn closer than ever… EMP threat level from hermit kingdom rises with new test
by F. MICHAEL MALOOF
WASHINGTON – The bomb test that North Korea conducted over the weekend was a “miniaturized” nuclear device – suggesting to U.S. sources that the day of a North Korean “Red Dawn” EMP attack that could decimate the American power grid might be closer.
The latest test was described by United Nations observers as twice the size of North Korea’s 2009 nuclear test but that the device was “small and light.”
In the 1980s movie “Red Dawn,” American teens fight back against invading Soviet forces. In a recent remake, it’s North Koreans who are invading, and they launch an EMP strike to cripple the U.S. electrical grid.
North Korea news media announced that the detonation was a miniature nuclear device, which suggests that North Korean scientists are working on a bomb capable of fitting on their three-stage Taepodong-3 missile, which already is capable of reaching the U.S.