Right off the get go people started questioning 'WHAT' could they have or 'DO' that would fulfill their threat? Well Air bursts of atomic weapons.
Many people are ignorant of the capabilities and properties that need to be dealt with to avoid a blast damage scenario, wiping out major amounts of
capabilities to go day to day.
These are a couple paragraphs that illuminate those of us that are ignorant of such a possibility .... read here..
Even I was illuminated by this......
A new device which may soon be on the market holds promise in allowing electronic equipment to be EMP hardened. Called the "Ovonic threshold device",
it has been created by Energy Conversion Devices of Troy, MI. The Ovonic threshold device is a solid-state switch capable of quickly opening a path to
ground when a circuit receives a massive surge of EMP. Use of this or a similar device would assure survival of equipment during a massive surge of
Some electrical equipment is innately EMP-resistant. This includes large electric motors, vacuum tube equipment, electrical generators, transformers,
relays, and the like. These might even survive a massive surge of EMP and would likely to survive if a few of the above precautions were taking in
their design and deployment.
At the other end of the scale of EMP resistance are some really sensitive electrical parts. These include IC circuits, microwave transistors, and
Field Effect Transistors (FET's). If you have electrical equipment with such components, it must be very well protected if it is to survive EMP.
One "survival system" for such sensitive equipment is the Faraday box.
A Faraday box is simply a metal box designed to divert and soak up the EMP. If the object placed in the box is insulated from the inside surface of
the box, it will not be affected by the EMP travelling around the outside metal surface of the box. The Faraday box simple and cheap and often
provides more protection to electrical components than "hardening" through circuit designs which can't be (or haven't been) adequately tested.
Many containers are suitable for make-shift Faraday boxes: cake boxes, ammunition containers, metal filing cabinets, etc., etc., can all be used.
Despite what you may have read or heard, these boxes do NOT have to be airtight due to the long wave length of EMP; boxes can be made of wire screen
or other porous metals.
Having this information really negates much of the fear. And you can be sure the military is on top of this, I'm sure there has been a lot of fitting
and retro-fitting of these vehicles in the event of an EMP.....
I'd guess the military goes along with letting ignorance prevail about vunerabillity to the EMP's ....You know... uh disinformation or omission of
information...... after all what military wouldn't..
Still..... there's loads of information on how you and I can guard our stuff against the EMP problem and survive fairly unscathed. LOL, it's when
you see the mushroom clouds that you need to worry .lol.
ANY WAY, this North Korea THREAT is likely another in a never ending series of saber rattling by a not really too successful Despot. Beyond that, I
don't think anything can come from it. Remember the Koreans are half starved already, A war would not be fuel'd for very long with starving soldiers.
The only possible thing going for them might be the unfolding of Spring weather.
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