Dr. Peter Pry and others, including former CIA director R. James Woolsey, have been sounding the alarm since details surrounding the threat of a nuclear EMP were first declassified by the U.S. government a decade ago. In 2015, Pry made his way north, where he and another expert, Cynthia Ayers, testified before the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence in Ottawa. He warned the Canadian senators that several nations, including Russia, China and North Korea, already have the technical know-how to mount such an attack against the U.S., and Canada could easily become collateral damage. Our electrical grids are, after all, interlinked.
As part of The Mackenzie Institute’s “Resilient Critical Infrastructure & Cyber Security” conference, Cynthia Ayers, Director EMP Task Force on National and Homeland Security talked about what would happen if we were to experience a catastrophic critical infrastructure event. Think about it…. no water, no food, no cars, no money, no medicine…
CANADA’S SENATE COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL SECURITY AND DEFENCE FORUM
Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, Executive Director of the EMP Task Force on National and Homeland Security; and Cynthia Ayers, Deputy Director of the EMP Task Force on National and Homeland Security testified before the Senate Committee on National Security and Defense.
Dr. Peter Pry and Cynthia Ayers testimony begins at about 15:32
Below, Dr. Pry offers a very interesting question and answer period following a short presentation. He has been studying and dealing with the threat of EMP long before it was declassified and became public knowledge. (He was the CIA’s expert on EMP in the 1990s. So he brings a depth to the EMP threat that few others can.) This includes further information on many aspects of EMP and also steps that communities and individual might take to mitigate the risks of EMP.