Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Nuclear Attack

Al Qaeda says would use Pakistani nuclear weapons Reuters

The new administration is now saying that there is no reason to have a war on terror because it is more of a law enforcement problem. So is your agency able to respond to a nuclear attack on a local American city? Do you even know what to look for or what to do in the event of a nuclear attack?

We no longer face a likely massive nuclear attack as a concern. We do have the possibility of North Korea or Al Qaeda using a single nuclear weapon against an American city. Nuclear weapons can be as small as a loaf of bread or as large as a small bus. They are very heavy and emit little or no radiation until exploded.

A nuclear explosion will have a giant flash of light, intense heat that can set everything on fire that will burn, and a massive overpressure to flatten or blow away buildings and vehicles. Wind with actually blow out from the explosion and then back in towards the explosion to create the mushroom cloud. Radiation can be minimal or intense depending on the design. The electromagnetic pulse will also destroy radios and electronic gear over a wide area. Nuclear attack, lets hope it never happens, but be ready if it does; that's what the SGT Says.

4 comments:

Protect_and_Serve said...

We used to have to worry about "Red Dawn"...now we have to worry about "Mad Max"

Texas Ghostrider said...

If it does, we are fucked. I don't think the government will know how to respond.

Bunkermeister said...

It's always something.

Bunkermeister said...

As a local officer you will have to deal with it on a local basis. Unlike the politicians in Washington DC you are stuck there to pick up the pieces.