Rep. Trent Franks Urges Shielding Against EMP Threat

With each passing year, the United States is “growing more and more vulnerable” to a potentially devastating attack from an electromagnetic pulse weapon, said Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.). “With growing proliferation, we have more and more people capable of exploiting that vulnerability,” Franks told the audience at his July 18 talk on Capitol Hill that AFA, the National Defense Industrial Association, and Reserve Officers Association sponsored. It is the “ultimate cyber security threat” and hardening the nation’s electronic grid is probably the most important step that the United States could undertake, said Franks, who co-chairs the congressional EMP caucus and is a House Armed Services Committee member. In June, Franks introduced H.R. 2417, legislation dubbed the Shield Act that he said would “put hardware-based solutions” in the grid. He characterized this as “a very reasonably cost solution,” yet one that “might be one of the most significant things that we can do to interdict one of the most significant national security threats that we face.” (For more coverage of Franks’ talk, see Beware of Iran.)
—June L. Kim

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Barnes, author of EMP – Nuclear Winter, and its upcoming sequel EMP – Nuclear Spring depict the horrors of what Rep. Trent Franks is concerned about.

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NATM Gift Shop carrying books by TD Barnes

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July 6, 2013, NATM, the National Atomic Testing Museum gift shop has added to its book sales department autographed copies of “EMP – Nuclear Winter,” and “My Odyssey to Area 51” by Thornton D. “TD” Barnes. Barnes is also featured in the museum’s Area 51 – Myth or Reality exhibit. EMP – Nuclear Winter and My Odyssey to Area 51 are available at online book stores worldwide. book_signing NATM_book_delivery2

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EMP – Nuclear Winter Author Interview on NPR

B&N_bk_cvrEMP – The Nuclear Winter author Thornton D. “TD” Barnes interview on PRN, Preparedness Radio Network radio. addresses the lack of preparedness for an Electromagnetic Pulse attack on the United States, and the possibility of such an attack occurring. The interview with Dr. Prepper covers all aspects of such an event from preparation, survival, and the aftermath. It is a scary thought.

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