Chinese military strategists are pushing Beijing to pursue exotic, high-tech weaponry designed to counter and defeat the more technologically developed and technologically reliant U.S. in a potential showdown in the future, Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin reports today.
Among the options being promoted is the pursuit of electromagnetic pulse weapons that have the potential, according to an expert U.S. panel, to cripple the U.S. and ultimately destroy most of the population.
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In addition, the U.S. Defense Department is opposing a move in the House of Representatives to re-authorize a commission to study electromagnetic pulse threats to the U.S. – a panel that last year reported EMP represents one of the gravest risks to the future of the country.
Defense officials asked House lawmakers last month to stop the re-establishment of the EMP commission because supporting the effort could divert resources needed to implement action plans against such attacks.