Iran endorses nuclear EMP attack on United States

Paul Bedard The Washington Examiner 3/19/2015

Suspected for years of plotting to dismantle the U.S. electric grid, American officials have confirmed that Iranian military brass have endorsed a nuclear electromagnetic pulse explosion that would attack the country’s power system.

American defense experts made the discovery while translating a secret Iranian military handbook, raising new concerns […]

America’s power grid at the limit: The road to electrical blackouts

Steve Goreham The Daily Caller 4/23/2014

Americans take electricity for granted. It powers our lights, our computers, our offices, and our industries. But misguided environmental policies are eroding the reliability of our power system.

Last winter, bitterly cold weather placed massive stress on the US electrical system ― and the system almost broke. On January […]

‘Military-Style’ Raid on California Power Station Spooks U.S.

Shane Harris Foreign Policy 12/27/2013

When U.S. officials warn about “attacks” on electric power facilities these days, the first thing that comes to mind is probably a computer hacker trying to shut the lights off in a city with malware. But a more traditional attack on a power station in California has U.S. officials […]

Green Energy Could Crash The US Power Grid

Dina Spector Business Insider 12/3/2013

The push for green energy in the United States may be hindered by the limitations of our outdated power grids, which are unsuited for unpredictable energy sources like sunlight and wind, according to Los Angles Times’ Evan Halper.

The current grid system is designed to “keep the supply of power […]

North Korean Ballistic Missile Test: Worse to Come?

Michaela Bendikova The Foundry The Heritage Foundation 12/28/2012

“A single nuclear weapon exploded a hundred miles above the United States could create electromagnetic pulse effects, thereby bringing our entire economy to a standstill,” writes Phyllis Schlafly, a lawyer and conservative political analyst, in her most recent op-ed.

An electromagnetic pulse (EMP), a high-intensity burst of […]

The Government Admits the US Power Grid Can Be Taken Out at Any Time

Walter Hickey Business Insider 8/1/2012

The Government Accountability Office just released a report backing up earlier findings: because a series of recommendations were ignored, the U.S. electric grid remains highly susceptible to cyberattacks.

The grid is reliant on a number of IT systems that have known and likely unknown vulnerabilities. The result of a cyberattack […]