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Report warns of EMP threats

22nd February 2012 - 12:06 GMT | by Andrew White in London

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A UK government report has warned the Ministry of Defence (MoD) against overlooking the threat of electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) weapons.

According to the Defence Committee's 'Developing Threats: Electro-Magnetic Pulses' report, published on 22 February, the consequences of EMP events must be 'addressed specifically'.

'It is time that the government began to approach this matter with the seriousness it deserves,' the report warned. 'There must be a clear line of responsibility within the MoD; an appearance is given that the MoD is unwilling to take these threats seriously.'

Referring to high-altitude nuclear EMP (HEMP) threats, the report described how states such

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