Our Government Has Been Criminally Slow
How would it happen?
According to NY Times best-selling author, William R. Forstchen, in his fictional book, “One Second After”, America loses an unseen one-second war after a suicide squad of North Korean fanatics use a mobile launcher hidden aboard a tramp cargo ship in the Gulf of Mexico.
Suddenly and almost irrevocably all electrical power disappears. Radios, televisions, mobile phones, water pumping plants and automobiles and trucks stop functioning. Most towns and cities have no more than a few days to a week’s supply of food. Medicines like insulin go bad within days without refrigeration. Police and fire-fighters rush home to protect their families. The social compact between neighbors breaks down and criminals feel unrestrained in their hunger for food, water, wealth, weapons and drugs.
How long will it take for such a scenario to become irresistible to those nations or terror organizations who hate the United States with a murderous passion?
We don’t believe it is responsible to wait to find out the answer to this chilling question. The electrical grid can be hardened against collapse. The real question is: do we have the will and the competence to protect our citizens and nation before such an attack occurs?