While China calls the potential use of an EMP weapon against U.S. interests its “ace,” officials inside the American Defense Department have issued a statement that warnings of an increased threat are “reckless and irresponsible.”   WND reported only days ago that members of the Chinese military are looking to use an EMP as part of a “one-two punch” to knock out, literally within seconds, all defensive electronics not only on Taiwan but also on U.S. warships that could defend the island. The damage would come from the electromagnetic pulse from an explosion, probably a nuclear weapon, that could be detonated at altitude over the region China wants to target. EMP damage could include a complete loss of electronics, computers, automated systems, communications, food and utility services – even transportation. However, the Department of Defense, or DOD, in response to an inquiry from Fox News’ Bret Baier, downplayed the destructive use of an EMP. “The Department is unaware of any increase in the threat of a deliberate destructive use of an EMP device,” the unsigned DOD statement said. “Further, any reporting to the contrary by those without access to current threat assessments is both reckless and irresponsible.” More




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