The DoD unclassified the final three EMP reports from the EMP Commission at the end of January. Michael Mabee, the author of The Civil Defense Book, has copies of the new reports as well as the previously released reports on his website.
The last three unclassified EMP Commission Reports were finally approved for publication by DoD on Monday
- “Nuclear EMP Attack Scenarios and Combined-Arms Cyber Warfare”
- “Political-Military Motives for Electromagnetic Pulse Attack”
- “Foreign Views of Electromagnetic Pulse Attack”
There is a disingenuous note by the Department of Defense (DoD) that states that the reports were “cleared for open publication by the DoD Office of Prepublication and Security Review on July 16, 2018.” The truth is that the EMP Commission fought DoD since 2017 to get the unclassified EMP Commission reports published – and this finally happened on January 21, 2019.
According the EMP Commission Chief of Staff, Dr. Peter Vincent Pry:
The military doctrines of Russia, China, Iran and North Korea view nuclear EMP attack as the ultimate “cyber-weapon” that can deliver the decisive blow on the battlefield or against entire nations or alliances. For example, a single EMP attack on European NATO could destroy electronic systems crucial to military operations and black-out electric grids and other life-sustaining critical infrastructures (communications, transportation, industry and manufacturing, business and finance, food and water) crucial to national survival. A nuclear EMP attack would be executed, and perhaps be preceded, by such cyber operations as computer viruses and hacking, and selective sabotage, the synergistic effects of which would virtually guarantee the collapse of electric grids, critical infrastructures, and adversary military power.
Links to 10 new unclassified EMP Commission Reports
Below are links to all the unclassified EMP Commission Reports and other
EMP Commission documents.
- EMP Commission Chairman’s Report
- Risk-Based National Infrastructure Protection Priorities for EMP and Solar Storms
- Examination of NERC GMD Standards and Validation of Ground Models and Geo-Electric Fields
- Electric Reliability Standards for Solar Geomagnetic Disturbances
- Assessing the Threat from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Executive Report
- Recommended E3 HEMP Heave Electric Field Waveform for the Critical Infrastructures
- Life Without Electricity: Storm-Induced Blackouts and Implications for EMP Attack
- Foreign Views of Electromagnetic Pulse Attack
- Political-Military Motives for Electromagnetic Pulse Attack
- Nuclear Electromagnetic Pulse Attack Scenarios and Combined-Arms Cyber Warfare