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Thursday, September 03, 2009

Weldon to speak at conference on the EMP threat

From EMPACT America:

Protecting America Against Permanent Continental Shutdown From Electromagnetic Pulse:

A National Conference,
September 8th-10th, 2009,
Niagara Falls, NY

-- Featuring former Speaker of the House
Newt Gingrich, Congressman Roscoe Bartlett, and other EMP experts from the military, industry, and academia --

A man-made Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) is caused by a nuclear weapon detonated in the atmosphere. This threat is a realistic possibility in this day and age. In fact, two Congressional Commissions have recently warned that America could suffer catastrophic consequences from a nuclear EMP attack by terrorists or rogue states. Their reports also point out that the U.S. can be protected if we act quickly. A House Homeland Security subcommittee is currently meeting and considering legislation, but very little has been done so far. According to the Abstract of the original Report of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from EMP Attack, U.S. Congress, 2004: “Several potential adversaries have or can acquire the capability to attack the United States with a high-altitude nuclear weapon-generated electromagnetic pulse (EMP). A determined adversary can achieve an EMP attack capability without having a high level of sophistication.” Read the full report

An EMP attack can cripple our infrastructure causing all of our electronic equipment and infrastructure to fail....

From the agenda:


8:00-8:05 AM
(5 min.)
Introduction and Welcome (Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, President, EMPACT America)

8:05- 8:10 AM
(5 min.)
National Anthem (Rev. Robert Stearns)

Understanding The Threat
8:10- 9:00 AM
(50 min.)
Keynote Address:
The Growing EMP Crisis
Congressman Curt Weldon, former Vice-Chairman House Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees
ADM William O. Studeman, former Acting Director CIA
Chris Beck, House Homeland Security Committee
(5 Min. Intro. & Speakers 15 Min. Each)