posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 09:45 PM
reply to post by winterkill
Although a Nuclear Detonation above the U.S. which would generate an EMP would cause damage to the Grid as well as waste a wide variety of anything
electronic...it would be Highly Unlikely that a single missile launched by any Nation would be allowed to reach a position above the U.S.
Such a launched missile would be shot down well before it ever came close to U.S. territory by either SM-3 ABM's based on U.S. Navy ships at sea or
on land or destroyed by several other types of U.S. ABM's one of which is mounted underneath F-15C's that are based in Alaska, California,
Greenland, Maine, Massachusetts, Florida, Texas, Canada, Iceland, Diego Garcia, Guam, Japan, Midway, the U.K., Germany, Saudi Arabia and a few other
places I can't remember off the top of my head,
Launching any type of Missile at the U.S. or U.S. Territories or Bases is a BIG DEAL and any Nation responsible had better be ready to have their Ass
Handed to them. Launching a Nuclear EMP and actually having it Detonate is even Bigger a Deal and the mandated U.S. reponse for something like this
is a Nuclear Strike of a Countries Military Bases and a strike of that countries Nuclear Sites as any Deep Underground sites would be targeted and hit
with Deep Ground Penetrating Nuclear Missiles.
The reality is that North Korea does not posses either the tech. or the ability to even yet build a Nuclear Warhead that is small and light enough to
sit atop it's very inaccurate ICBM's. The North has demonstrated that it's missiles are so inaccurate that when it test launches them other
countries worry that such missiles could accidentally go so far off target that a missile that was targeting an area of ocean that would be 1000 miles
off the coast of Australia could actually crash into an Aussie city and although not having a warhead obtain enough kinetic energy as to destroy
several city blocks.
This is what the U.S. worries about if North Korea were to launch a missile over Japan...a Highly Provacative move made even more so with the
possibility the missile could malfunction and hit a populated area of Japan.
If Japan was a U.S. State...you could bet your a#$ that if North Korea launched a missile over it the U.S. Military would shoot it down way before it
came close to U.S. Territory.