National Security

Inside the Ring: Trump Orders Feds to Prep for EMP Attack

The sun sets behind power lines and poles in Rosemead, California, on July 9, 2018. - While temperatures have dropped slightly from the record heatwave which hit Southern California on July 6, thousands of people are still suffering from power outages resulting from the heatwave. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
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President Trump has ordered federal government agencies to harden the nation’s infrastructure against potentially devastating attacks by a nuclear-bomb-produced electromagnetic pulse, or EMP.

"The federal government must foster sustainable, efficient, and cost-effective approaches to improving the nation’s resilience to the effects of EMPs," Mr. Trump stated in an executive order signed Tuesday.

EMP is produced from nuclear blasts, special electronic weapons or solar storms and can damage or disrupt critical infrastructure.

Read the entire article at the Washington Times.