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Center for Security Policy Fact Checks the New York Times on Electro Magnetic Pulse Attack

December 12, 2011

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Center for Security Policy Fact Checks the New York Times on EMP Washington, D.C., December 12, 2011 In response to a New York Times article titled "Among Gingrich's Passions, a Doomsday Vision," the Center for Security Policy offered the following fact check outlining the true threat an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack would pose.

In closing, Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., President of the Center for Security Policy remarked: "The EMP threat to America is real and potentially horrific damaging. Our enemies know it and either have or are working hard to obtain the means to inflict such devastation. Even if they do not execute such a strike, we must be prepared to contend with a naturally occurring phenomenon that may be every bit as devastating. If the Times mischaracterization of this danger contributes to our continued vulnerability, it will represent more than journalistic malpractice. It may help exacerbate a looming disaster."

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