Illini Warrior wrote:Halmic73 wrote:An EMP will damage electronics while a Solar Flare will damage the electrical distribution system (Hi th tension power lines/transformers). Either way there are enough people scattered with enough knowledge to generate localized power out of the scraps they can find.
I think the danger lies in a societal collapse whereas everything that is produced by electricity in mass becomes scarce; i.e. commercial farming, commercial water supply, gasoline powered equipment, etc.
if an enemy attacks the US with an enhanced nuke device – the concentrated destruction will be on the same level of a major solar flare – they’ll be looking to knock out protected gear buried in Cheyenne Mountain and elsewhere – it takes power to override the protection … there won’t be much left that’s unprotected or moderately protected …
Makes sense. You’re going to want to minimize risk of a counter attack. You still run the risk of anything off our shores countering, but that is what allies are for………
Everytime I look at this I just keep thinking what if NK is just the front man? The puppet. If they can manage to get in a major strike such as this and cripple us that severely, then there is nothing much to stop others from stepping up and taking out the rest of our military. Not to mention, at that stage are we really going to prioritize a counter strike when our homefront is rendered completely defenseless?
Interesting to think about strategy wise. (I love strategy games) I know I wouldn’t bother to counter strike & leave my homefront open to a 2nd stage of attack. (which is exactly what I’d be planning if I were on the opposing side)
Statistics: Posted by Mollypup — Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:12 pm