Recent U.S. intelligence indicates Russia has developed a "super-electromagnetic pulse" (EMP) weapon, along with a warhead (the projectile that carries the weapon) capable of carrying it at Mach 20 speed.
The alarming developments were documented in a report published by Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, executive director of the EMP Taskforce on National and Homeland Security. Pry said these EMP weapons "could blackout North America and NATO Europe and win World War III at the speed of light."
"Washington does not know what to do," Pry wrote. "As after past major cyber-attacks, Washington is full of sound and fury, promising reforms and retribution, that will probably come to nothing.
Washington's impotence and irresolution will invite future, increasingly aggressive, cyber-attacks," he added.
EMP weapons are designed to explode at high enough altitudes that they can wipe out technology, including electric grids, across large swaths of land below. The resulting outage could last over a year.
In his report, Pry also said China had surpassed the U.S. in EMP warfare development, which is especially alarming after President Biden repealed his predecessor's ban on Chinese involvement with the U.S. electrical grid.