F. Michael Maloof, author of “A Nation Forsaken: EMP: The Escalating Threat of an American Catastrophe,” will be featured in a two-hour interview on the popular Coast to Coast AM program late Monday night and early Tuesday morning.
The interview will air live starting at 10 p.m. Monday Pacific and 1 a.m. Tuesday Eastern.
Maloof will provide the “Coast to Coast AM” audience with an understanding of how vulnerable the Unites States energy infrastructure is to an EMP attack, how the federal government is failing to address this situation and how American lives are in the balance if nothing is done.
Such an attack, experts say, could literally roll America back centuries in time, to an agrarian society where little depends on electronics.
“Coast to Coast AM,” or “C2C” as it’s often called, has more than 500 affiliates reaching an estimated three million to five million Americans seven days a week.
The United States is more vulnerable than ever to an EMP attack that could shut down the country overnight, resulting in tens of millions of deaths and a 19th-century lifestyle for Americans for the foreseeable future, says Maloof in his book, “A Nation Forsaken.”
The longtime national security expert warns that even worse, the threat doesn’t just come from terrorists, but from unpreventable solar activity – and a new peak period is on the way, threatening the economic and national security of the entire country.
Although presidential candidates such as Newt Gingrich and congressmen such as Roscoe Bartlett have warned for years about the danger posed by an EMP, the government is ignoring simple, inexpensive steps that could safeguard critical infrastructure from an attack. Incredibly, even while the idea of an EMP has entered the public consciousness through pop culture events like NBC’s new show “Revolution,” the federal government is ignoring its own reports.
Maloof reveals the nature of the EMP threat, describing how a nuclear detonation in low orbit creates an electromagnetic pulse that can disable all electronics within range of hundreds of miles.
There would be no power for fuel pumps, no way to distribute food and medicine safely, no ability to keep communications systems running. In short, a complete breakdown of the delivery and distribution of food, medicine and other essential supplies.
The author also describes the plausibility of such an attack, noting that several nations already have the means and motivation to use such weapons. Even more terrifying, Maloof describes how a “natural” EMP caused by solar flares is becoming ever more likely.
Maloof exposes the self-interested actions of the energy industry in preventing simple reforms that could potentially save millions of lives. Most importantly, Maloof provides a practical guide for how individuals and families can prepare for the day when the lights go out for good.
Maloof, a former senior security policy analyst in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, has almost 30 years of federal service in the U.S. Defense Department and as a specialized trainer for border guards and Special Forces in select countries of the Caucasus and Central Asia.
While with the Department of Defense, Maloof was director of technology security operations as head of a 10-person team involved in halting the diversion of militarily critical technologies to countries of national security and proliferation concern and those involved in sponsoring terrorism. His office was the liaison to the intelligence and enforcement community within the Office of the Secretary of Defense in halting transfers and using cases that developed from them as early warnings to decision-makers of potential policy issues.
Following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the United States, Maloof was detailed back to report directly to the undersecretary of defense for policy to prepare analysis of worldwide terrorist networks, determine their linkages worldwide and their relationship to state sponsors.