With America’s ever increasing dependence on technology, the nation is more vulnerable than ever to possible threats that, some argue, could set the United States back to the 19th century. In his new book titled A Nation Forsaken EMP: The Escalating Threat of an American Catastrophe, Michael Maloof explains how an electromagnetic pulse could negatively impact millions of Americans.
An electromagnetic pulse or EMP, can be created by the high altitude detonation of a nuclear device or solar flares, among other things. It possesses the ability, unless the appropriate measures are taken, to render useless all kinds of technology relying on electricity. That includes just about everything.
Mr. Maloof claims over 30 years of federal service. He states he has worked for the U.S. Defense Department, trained border guards and special forces. His press release for his book states, “While with the Department of Defense, Maloof was director of technology security operations as head of a 10 – person team involved in halting the diversion of militarily critical technologies to countries of national security and proliferation concern and those in sponsoring terrorism. His office was the liaison to the intelligence and enforcement community with the Office of the Secretary of Defense in halting transfers and using cases that developed from that as early warnings to decision-makers of potential policy issues.”
To gain the best understanding of what an electromagnetic pulse is and how America’s security and infrastructure are vulnerable to it, listen to the complete discussion with Mr. Maloof. CYInterview Editor in Chief Chris Yandek joins us for this important conversation. As always, you can read select highlights of our talk, below: