October 1, 2008 | Press Release

“A World Without America…” Can Ahmadinejad Achieve His Goal?



“A World Without America…” Can Ahmadinejad Achieve His Goal?


New FDD Website, ShieldAmerica.org, and Educational Ad Highlight Low Cost, Low Tech, & Overlooked Threat From a Sea Launched Nuclear EMP Attack


“This threat [EMP] may sound straight out of Hollywood, but it is very real.” Senator John Kyl, Former Chairman, Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security


“A world without America …is attainable,” Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, October, 2005


“We have a strategy drawn up for the destruction of Anglo-Saxon civilization …[W]e must make use of everything we have at hand to strike at this front, by means of our suicide operations and by means of our missiles.” – Hassan Abbasi, Theoretician of Revolutionary Guards intelligence, head of the Revolutionary Guards' Center for Doctrinaire Affairs of National Security Outside Iran's Borders, May 2004



FDD has launched a new website, www.ShieldAmerica.org, and educational ad on Iran, the threat of an Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) attack and what America can do to protect and defend itself.

An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack would be triggered by a nuclear warhead detonated at high altitude over America. The resulting blast would create an EMP, a shockwave that could “cripple military and civilian communications, power, transportation, water, food, and other infrastructure” and potentially kill millions of Americans.

What is the Threat?

“Iran, the world's leading sponsor of international terrorism, has practiced launching a mobile ballistic missile from a vessel in the Caspian Sea. Iran has also tested high-altitude explosions of the Shahab-III, a test mode consistent with EMP attack, and described the tests as successful. Iranian military writings explicitly discuss a nuclear EMP attack that would gravely harm the United States.” Dr. William R. Graham, Chairman – Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States From an EMP Attack

“Another troubling group of tests involved Shahab-3 launches where the Iranians ‘detonated the warhead near apogee, not over the target area where the thing would eventually land, but at altitude…why would they do that?'”

“The only plausible explanation we can find is that the Iranians are figuring out how to launch a missile from a ship and get it up to altitude and then detonate it, and that's exactly what you would do if you had a nuclear weapon on a Scud or a Shahab-3 or other missile, and you wanted to explode it over the United States.” – Dr. William Graham

America Currently Has No Defense – What Can We Do?

  • Missile Defense – Destroying the threat before detonation. Along with intelligence gathering, destroying a target before it detonates heightens the need for missile defense.
  • Infrastructure Hardening – Cost effective means of protecting vital infrastructure against an EMP.
  • Testing EMP Scenarios – Ensuring rapid response and repair techniques before an attack.

Want to Know More?

  • Embed the Ad on your Blog by inserting the following:

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  • For more information, or to schedule an interview with an FDD national security expert, please contact Fred Piccolo at 202-560-0933 or [email protected]




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