China has used stolen U.S. technology to build three types of weapons that could be used to destroy America’s power grid in a “surprise Pearl Harbor” attack that could kill millions, according to a report from the independent EMP Task Force on National and Homeland Security.

The report warns China now has a “network of satellites, high-speed missiles and ‘super-electromagnetic pulse’ weapons that could melt down the U.S. electric network, fry critical communications and stifle aircraft carrier groups,” , reports Paul Bedard in his “Washington Secrets” column.

The EMP report was written by Peter Pry, the task force’s executive director and a longtime expert on the threat. EMP, or electromagnetic pulse, is a high energy, short duration discharge of radiofrequency energy that can disable electromechanical devices.

Bedard reported, “What’s more, despite China’s promises to attack only after being attacked, Pry revealed new data to show that the Communist nation is lying and eager to shoot first with ‘high-altitude electromagnetic pulse’ [HEMP] weapons launched from satellites, ships and land.”

Pry explained the report said China’s “military doctrine — including numerous examples presented here of using HEMP attack to win on the battlefield, defeat U.S. aircraft carriers, and achieve against the U.S. homeland a surprise ‘Pearl Harbor’ writ large — is replete with technical and operational planning consistent with a nuclear first-strike.”

The report found China’s People’s Liberation Army textbook already preaches the need for such warfare: “With their massive destructiveness, long-range nuclear weapons have combined with highly sophisticated information technology and information warfare under nuclear deterrence. … Information war and traditional war have one thing in common, namely that the country which possesses the critical weapons such as atomic bombs will have ‘first strike’ and ‘second-strike retaliation’ capabilities. … As soon as its computer networks come under attack and are destroyed, the country will slip into a state of paralysis and the lives of its people will ground to a halt. Therefore, China should focus on measures to counter computer viruses, nuclear electromagnetic pulse … and quickly achieve breakthroughs in those technologies in order to equip China without delay with equivalent deterrence that will enable it to stand up to the military powers in the information age and neutralize and check the deterrence of Western powers, including the United States.”

Pry also pointed out that U.S. officials don’t believe China’s promise not to fire first, including Adm. Charles Richard, the chief of U.S. Strategic Command, who said just weeks ago he could “drive a truck through China’s no first use policy.”

For years, Pry has been warning the nation and Washington officials of the dangers of EMP. Attacks could come either from a nuclear device detonated at high altitude over the country or naturally from various flares from the sun.

Bedard said those concerns once “resulted in eye-rolling by official Washington,” but now President Trump and the Pentagon are taking the threat seriously.

Trump already has issued an executive order to boost preparedness for a possible EMP attack.

Such an attack, either by a nuclear device or solar event, could shut down massive sections of the electric grid, according to numerous studies. That would mean no financial transactions are possible, no truck transport to haul goods and food, no communications and much more. In short, it could threaten the lives of tens of millions of people.

Trump’s order is “Coordinating National Resilience to Electromagnetic Pulse.”

“This executive order advances increased resilience to Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) events by directing better data gathering, testing, and private-sector coordination to implement protective measures,” the White House said when it was issued.

The order also instructed departments and agencies to coordinate and streamline efforts, while fostering an environment, through administration leadership, that promotes private-sector innovation to strengthen critical infrastructure.

WND reported a federal assessment, “Surviving a Catastrophic Power Outage,” warned that the United States’ response plans and resources would be hugely “outmatched” by a catastrophic power outage, which could leave society in disarray and many people dead.

“We found that existing national plans, response resources, and coordination strategies would be outmatched by a catastrophic power outage,” said the report.

“Significant public and private action is needed to prepare for and recover from a catastrophic outage that could leave the large parts of the nation without power for weeks or months, and cause service failures in other sections – including water and wastewater, communications, transportation, healthcare, and financial services – that are critical.”

America’s newly prioritized defensive efforts come, Bedard reported, “as China, Russia, North Korea and Iran move to build and deploy the weapons which, essentially, launch a nuclear weapon into the atmosphere to explode and disable electronics below, including flying aircraft.”

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