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Unformatted text preview: y.” The Nation’s missile defense system, Pry ¶ said, would not be able to intercept the SA2 if it were launched from a ship, since the flight time to altitude is so short. The SA2 travels at a speed of Mach 3.5, or three times the speed of sound. ¶ In a May 31, 2013, Pry joined former CIA Director R. James Woolsey in writing an article for The Wall Street Journal outlining how North Korea could cripple the U.S. with an EMP attack. ¶ In the APPEASEMENT DISADVANTAGE
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CFJPV article, they said that North Korea needs only a single nuclear warhead “in order to pose an existential threat to the U.S. … Detonating a nuclear weapon high above any part of the U.S. mainland would generate a catastrophic electromagnetic pulse.” ¶ “An EMP attack,” they said, “would collapse the electric grid and other infrastructure that depends on it – communications, transportation, banking and finance, food and water – necessary to sustain modern civilization and the lives of 300 million Americans.” They pointed out that EMP effects could be even “more powerful and more catastrophic ¶
by using an Enhanced Radiation Warhead,” th...
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This note was uploaded on 10/27/2013 for the course DEBATE 101 taught by Professor None during the Summer '12 term at University of California, Berkeley.
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