North Korean satellites ‘in ideal position’ for EMP attack that would wipe out the American financial system and transport network

North Korean satellites ‘in ideal position’ for EMP attack that would wipe out the American financial system and transport network, by Oli Smith.

THERE are growing concerns among US politicians that the North Koreans have the capability to launch a devastating EMP attack that would wipe out the American financial system and transport network. …

The communist dictatorship also has two satellites positioned in an “ideal altitude” above the US to cause irreparable damage to the country’s financial system. …

An EMP attack would fry the circuitry of mobile phones and wipe out online banking, food resources and global financial systems.

The short burst of electromagnetic energy would also potentially take down aeroplanes in flight and cause trains to stop in their tracks.

Politicians are wary that North Korea’s missile programme could encourage them to detonate a nuclear bomb in orbit over the US.