The nightmare scenario for an EMP attack on the U.S. is the “SCUD in a bucket.” The phrase refers to an attack in which a relatively unsophisticated missile is launched from a small ship, carrying a nuclear payload into the atmosphere above the U.S. Such a cheap option exists, and without diligence by America’s intelligence community, bad actors could exploit it successfully to damage the core of America’s infrastructure, meaning the possibility of deaths ranging from the hundreds of thousands to millions.
In the news today is the revelation that Cuba was shipping North Korea missile guidance systems on a cargo ship carrying sugar. As most Americans know Cuba sits only 90 miles off the coast of the U.S. What’s scary is that these components were shipped and were only found once they got to Panama. If these components had been a nuclear weapon attached to a missile, they would have been near American waters without anyone’s knowledge. Close enough perhaps to launch an EMP attack. Start your preparations by clicking here to find out more.
The Christian Science Monitor explains the details of the discovery.
Cuba acknowledged Tuesday night that it is the owner of the Soviet-era weapons confiscated by Panamanian officials on a ship flying a North Korean flag, the discovery of which has raised concern over a potential bilateral arms trade.
The ship Chong Chon Gang’s cargo consisted of about 240 tons of what Cuba called “obsolete defensive weapons” that it said were being sent to North Koreafor repair, according to The Associated Press. The arms, including missiles, were found buried under about 200,000 sacks of Cuban sugar, reports the Financial Times.
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