Viability of EMP Threat

Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, report:  “Countering the EMP Threat: The Role of Missile Defense.” Excerpt from Report: Among the threats facing the United States are short-range ballistic missiles launched from vessels such as freighters, tankers, or contain­er ships off our shores to detonate a warhead that could have cata­strophic Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) consequences for […]

Are we facing a major national disaster?

Situation:  In the United States we are influenced by a “normalcy bias,” and this hampers our recognition of the ‘red flags’ which warn us of disaster.  These warning signs of the times are usually present before major disasters and emergencies strike, so we need to look for them.  Plus, we need to properly evaluate what […]

No Power. No Heat. No Problem.

Hurricane Sandy left 4.5 million people without power.  How would you survive the cold for a protracted power outage?  What would you do if you were stranded for days in your home or office, and it started to get cold? Even houses equipped with generators rarely have sufficient fuel to maintain a household for more […]