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Thread: Striking the US where it hurts - China and Russia

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    Striking the US where it hurts - China and Russia

    [url]http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/HJ19Ad01.html[/url]

    [B]Electro-magnetic Pulse (EMP) attack [/B]
    China and Russia are two potential US adversaries that have the capability for this kind of attack. An EMP attack can either come from an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), a long-range cruise missile, or an orbiting satellite armed with a nuclear or non-nuclear EMP warhead. A nuclear burst of one (or more) megaton some 400 kilometers over central United States (Omaha, Nebraska) can blanket the whole continental US with electro-magnetic pulse in less than one second.

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    Cyber attack [/B]
    America is the most advanced country in the world in the field of information technology (IT). Practically all of its industries, manufacturing, business and finance, telecommunications, key government services and defense establishment rely heavily on computers and computer networks.

    But this heavy dependence on computers is a double-edged sword. It has thrust the US economy and defense establishment ahead of all other countries; but it has also created an Achilles' heel that can potentially bring the superpower to its knees with a few keystrokes on a dozen or so laptops.

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    We discussed this months ago, but its still important

    [url="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/17/AR2006101701484_pf.html"]http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/17/AR2006101701484_pf.html[/url]

    [url="http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?F=2121111&C=america"]http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?F=2121111&C=america[/url]

    dont worry, libs,
    the NYT will reveal all the secrets soon
    why should we keep them to ourselves?

    in the meantime, you can try to pass a "Law of Space"
    like the "Law of The Sea" thatll prevent us from defending ourselves

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    [QUOTE=Jetdawgg]
    [B]
    Cyber attack [/B]
    America is the most advanced country in the world in the field of information technology (IT). Practically all of its industries, manufacturing, business and finance, telecommunications, key government services and defense establishment rely heavily on computers and computer networks.

    But this heavy dependence on computers is a double-edged sword. It has thrust the US economy and defense establishment ahead of all other countries; but it has also created an Achilles' heel that can potentially bring the superpower to its knees with a few keystrokes on a dozen or so laptops.[/QUOTE]

    Thats complete BS, and thats coming from someone in the field and knowledgable about security. I'm sure it sells well though.... :rolleyes:

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