North Korean media talk up threat of EMP weapon

Following North Korea’s sixth nuclear test earlier this week, the state-run media has, for the first time, published claims that Pyongyang intends to utilize its nuclear capability in an asymmetric manner: As space-based electromagnetic pulse weapons. The official communist party newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, published a report Monday on “the EMP might of nuclear weapons,” detailing [...]


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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.

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