posted on Mar, 13 2007 @ 06:59 PM
Too much TV is not good for you, there are indeed several "defenses" against EMP radiation, from conventional to asymmetrical. The US government and
military have know about the effects of high altitude (large) nuclear blasts since the 1960's. As such, all critical and strategic US military,
government and civilians instillations and weapon systems are most likely shield from such an effect (and have been so for quite some time). So no you
would not wipe Americas military advantage in the "blink of an eye" you would however likely end your county's existence as we now know it.
And I don't know what you saw but they clearly said that only an enhanced (large eyelid) nuclear explosion at very high altitude above the
CONUS can have such an effect. So you do indeed need nuclear weapons, and you would need to use them...
Also, it is not practical, feasible or economical to shield an entire country from such an attack, especially one as large as the United States. So
while most civilian infrastructure and systems would be devastated the (conventional) military will still be able to function, albeit at a reduced
capacity for some time.