Thursday, June 25, 2009

Uncle J Brings Up Something I Want To Know About

Nukes, Missile Defense & EMP

I attended a luncheon at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies on the topic of the danger posed to our infrastructure by an Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) nuclear detonation in the air over our country. It was a back to the future feeling as this was a serious concern during the Cold War, but it is a major concern now for a couple of reasons. First is the increasing dependence of our society on high tech circuitry to run vital infrastructure and basically everything, and second because of proliferation in countries like North Korea, and Iran.

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1 comment:

BillT said...

Aaaaand what was the *first* item on the budget cut agenda?

Missile defense, naturally.

Watch how fast it'll get funded as soon as somebody clues in POTUS that, not only will his teleprompter go kerflooey, but there won't be any need for it

No TV. No digital cameras. No more breathless coverage of date nights with Michelle. In fact, no more date nights with Michelle unless they just go for a stroll around the Rose Garden.

On the plus side, no more deficit spending, because Congress won't be able to count higher than the total number of its collective fingers and toes...