China asserts that the balloon hovering above Montana poses no danger and is secure. Are Chinese balloons used for secret nuclear strikes on America’s electric grid?
Recently, a Chinese spy balloon caused concern when it entered the continental U.S. from Canada and flew over Montana. Did Chinese spy balloons carry bioweapons all the way from Wuhan?
Intelligence officials consider high-altitude balloons, similar to the one deployed by China near military bases in a mountainous state, to be a crucial mechanism for covertly executing nuclear attacks against the United States’ power grid.
These advanced balloons, reminiscent of those utilized by Japan to bomb during World War II, are capable of soaring as high as 200,000 feet, remaining undetected, and carrying a miniature nuclear weapon that, upon detonation in the stratosphere, would cause widespread disruption to electronics and collapse the electric grid over multiple states.
Several years ago, a Congressional EMP commission and military insiders sounded the alarm regarding the danger posed by balloons launched electromagnetic pulse attacks.
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Major David Stuckenberg, an esteemed EMP expert in the United States Air Force, wrote in-depth about this threat to national security in a 2015 report for the American Leadership & Policy Foundation (read below).
“Using a balloon as a WMD/WME platform could provide adversaries with a pallet of altitudes and payload options with which to maximize offensive effects against the U.S.,” he wrote in the report.
“A high altitude balloon could be designed, created, and launched in a matter of months. There is nothing to prevent several hundred pounds of weapons material from being delivered to altitude,” he added.
On Friday, he told Secrets, “China’s recent balloon flyover of the United States is clearly a provocative and aggressive act. It was most likely a type of dry run meant to send a strategic message to the USA. We must not take this for granted.”
Stuckenberg, a national security specialist and physicist who chaired the Defense Department’s EMP Task Force and is now chairman of the American Leadership & Policy Foundation, cited Japan’s World War II “Project Fugo,” which used balloon bombs to target the United States, as an illustration of the hazard. “Not since WWII has North America faced a threat of this nature. Project FuGo in Japan used balloons to float bombs on the trade-winds across the Pacific to the U.S. and Canada,” he told Secrets.
According to EMP experts, nations such as China, North Korea, Russia, and Iran have developed programs aimed at disrupting the US power grid through electromagnetic pulse weapons, which could result in extended blackouts, potentially causing millions of fatalities as warned in a Congressional report.
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Stuckenberg also highlighted the research conducted by the late Peter Pry, who headed a Congressional commission on EMP and studied the possibility of a balloon-launched attack.
He wrote in the report, “Peter Pry, a former CIA analyst and member of the Congressional Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from EMP Attack, stated, ‘Imagine the consequences of a balloon EMP attack that damages and destroys electronic systems at the speed of light within an EMP field with a radius of hundreds of kilometers. The Eastern Grid generates 75% of U.S. electricity and supports most of the population.” Pry also notes, “Virtually any nuke detonated anywhere over the Eastern Grid will collapse the entire Eastern Grid, not just the area within the EMP field, because of cascading failures that will ripple outward.”
Stuckenberg concluded in his paper, “In the case of EMP, the consequences of a failure to anticipate ALL delivery modes within the reach of an imaginative enemy could be immediate and widespread. As guardians of our nation’s future, planners must leave no stone unturned in the effort to deprive America’s enemies of low cost, lowtech, high-consequence military options.”
China asserts that the balloon hovering above Montana poses no danger and is secure. The Pentagon has declined requests to shoot it down due to potential hazards to those located beneath it.
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