US Nowhere Near Prepared to Defend OR Survive an EMP
Throughout the Obama administration, people tried to call attention to the threat of electromagnetic pulses (EMPs), to no effect. I read a book about EMPs during that period, and attended a lecture by a member of the Oathkeepers in Prescott, AZ. The truths I read and heard were sobering and hard to absorb.
90% Loss of US Population in 1 Year!
A third of the entire US population will die in the first month, after an EMP. Another third will die in the next two months. By the end of a year, only 10% of the US population will still be alive, according to the Oathkeeper I spoke to.
Everything Electronic Gets Fried, and that Includes the Huge Transformers that Maintain our Electrical Grid
Those huge transformers are so large, they take 2 years to build. And--wait for it!--we do NOT make our own! They have to come from Germany. Next question: But they have spares, of course, right? NO, they DO NOT HAVE SPARES.
Yes, you are right. You can't make this stuff up.
Other books about EMPs: Lights Out (by Ted Koppel), A Nation Forsaken, by F. Michael Maloof. I read this one. It was straightforward and clear.