North Korea Threatens Nuclear Strike, But Can EMP Attacks Harm The United States?

North Korea is threatening a preemptive nuclear strike against the United States, which they are painting as the “aggressors” due to United Nations sanctions. But while many are doubtful North Korea can successfully pull off a targeted nuclear strike on Washington DC, is it possible that North Korea can still harm us?

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, North Korea threatened a preemptive nuclear attack against the United States. South Korea has warned North Korea of bold and decisive retaliation if North Korea follows through on its recent threats to resume the Korean War. Even Dennis Rodman has gotten in on the peace talks, declaring that North Korea’s 28 year old dictator Kim Jong Un only wants a phone call from President Obama in order to avoid a war.

According to Reuters, the North Korea foreign ministry released a statement, which was carried by the country’s official news agency, KCNA:

“Since the United States is about to ignite a nuclear war, we will be exercising our right to preemptive nuclear attack against the headquarters of the aggressor in order to protect our supreme interest.”

Currently, around 200,000 South Korean soldiers and 10,000 US troops are planned to engage in joint exercises until the end of April. North Korea is currently in a state of martial law ready for war. The rogue nation recently sent a monkey into space and back safely, which indicates their long-rang missiles could reach other continents, and they even tested a working nuclear bomb that shook the Earth.

Despite these facts, some experts believe that North Korea does not have a functional missile-based nuclear weapon. They’re assuming that the size of the current functioning nuclear weapons are too large for a missile. Keep in mind that the world also vastly underestimated the military strength of Saddam Hussein before the Gulf War in 1990, and then grandly overestimated the same capabilities before the more recent Iraq War. These experts were not even expecting North Korea to successfully pull off a three stage rocket launch for many years.

But it’s also possible that North Korea is not planning a conventional nuclear mushroom cloud over the White House. In 2004, a high level delegation of Russian Generals told the Congressional Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Commission that secrets had leaked to North Korea for a decisive new nuclear weapon — a Super EMP warhead.

Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, a former CIA nuclear weapons analyst, revealed details of a North Korean nuclear EMP test conducted in 2009:

“North Korea’s last round of tests, conducted in May 2009, appear to have included a “super-EMP” weapon, capable of emitting enough gamma rays to disable the electric power grid across most of the lower 48 states.”

Such an EMP weapon does not necessarily need a long range missile for delivery. Even a cargo ship could deliver this attack against the United States.

Considering all this, do you fear that North Korea could successfully launch a preemptive nuclear strike, or an EMP attack?