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Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP): Science, Strategy, Politics

July 29, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

On March 26, 2019, the White House issued the unprecedented Executive Order on Coordinating National Resilience to Electromagnetic Pulses. Unprecedently, Congress incorporated the EMP Executive Order into the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act, giving it the force of law.

The White House and Congress are responding to warnings from the nation’s foremost scientific and strategic experts that an EMP generated by the Sun or Man poses an existential threat to electronic civilization and the survival of the American people.

Yet most U.S. Government officials and the general public still lack an in depth understanding of the EMP threat.

What you will learn?

  • Learn how natural EMP from a solar superstorm, an inevitable threat sure to happen someday, could blackout electric grids and other life-sustaining critical infrastructures worldwide—putting at risk the lives of billions.
  • Learn how a nuclear EMP attack by a single weapon could blackout North America—paralyzing critical infrastructures for communications, transportation, industry and commerce, food and water—killing up to 90 percent of the population from starvation, disease, and societal collapse.
  • Learn how non-nuclear EMP weapons could pose a similar existential threat.
  • Learn how adversaries of the United States and the Free World plan to exploit EMP to advance their strategic goals and interests.
  • Learn how the United States can protect itself and ensure the survival of the American people.
  • Learn how the bureaucratic politics of EMP might yet defeat the best intentions of the White House and the Congress, leaving our electronic civilization unprotected—doomed to an EMP catastrophe.


July 29, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Caleb Herr