I try hard to present numerous sides of arguments here lest I sound biased and fear-mongering. Here is a liberal assessment of the political and religious impetus behind the fear of EMP attack.
I have to say, I’ve spent a good deal of time researching this, and it is a “high impact, low probability” scenario, much like nuclear war. I’m not ready to discount it as a possibility, but it’s much less likely than a variety of other threats.
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