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Heritage Foundation Discussion on Electromagnetic Pulse Threat

Washington, DC
Monday, August 15, 2011

The Heritage Foundation hosted a discussion on the potential threat from an electromagnetic pulse, or EMP.  It can be produced by detonating a nuclear bomb at high altitude or by unusually powerful solar activity.  EMPs can disrupt and destroy electrical equipment of all kinds. Speakers at this event included Maryland Republican Congressman Roscoe Bartlett.

Updated: Monday, August 15, 2011 at 12:43pm (ET)

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