As the war of the worlds continues to escalate with North Korea, the probability of an actual shooting war is becoming real.

But the deranged North Korean dictator may have an ace up his sleeve.

And it’s a doomsday weapon that could be seriously bad news.

Members of the Pentagon’s commission on electromagnetic pulse weapons (EMP) testified before Congress on Thursday that the North Koreans possess the capability to detonate an EMP weapon over the continental United States that would completely shut off our power grid and kill 90 percent of Americans within one year.

The Washington Examiner reports:

“Congress was warned Thursday that North Korea is capable of attacking the U.S. today with a nuclear EMP bomb that could indefinitely shut down the electric power grid and kill 90 percent of “all Americans” within a year.

At a House hearing, experts said that North Korea could easily employ the “doomsday scenario” to turn parts of the U.S. to ashes.

In calling on the Pentagon and President Trump to move quickly to protect the grid, the experts testified that an explosion of a high-altitude nuclear bomb delivered by a missile or satellite “could be to shut down the U.S. electric power grid for an indefinite period, leading to the death within a year of up to 90 percent of all Americans.”

wo members of the former congressional EMP commission said the threat to the U.S. has never been higher, in part because of the current high level of saber rattling by both sides and North Korea’s surprising display over the past six months of its ability to deliver on its threats.

“With the development of small nuclear arsenals and long-range missiles by new, radical U.S. adversaries, beginning with North Korea, the threat of a nuclear EMP attack against the U.S. becomes one of the few ways that such a country could inflict devastating damage to the United States. It is critical, therefore, that the U.S. national leadership address the EMP threat as a critical and existential issue, and give a high priority to assuring the leadership is engaged and the necessary steps are taken to protect the country from EMP,” the experts told a House Homeland Security subcommittee.”

Estimates about North Korea’s nuclear capabilities have consistently been off.

They are estimated to have 60 nuclear weapons when it was believed they had but six.

And when they conducted their last nuclear test, it was found the weapon that detonated was ten times as powerful as the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Kim Jong Un is now thought to have the capability of producing a hydrogen bomb weapon.

Thermonuclear weapons are key to an EMP attack.

In an EMP attack, an upper atmosphere nuclear explosion interacts with the earth’s electromagnetic field to send gamma radiations spiraling down.

The EMP Commission warns this energy would shut down the U.S. power grid – which could remain off for up to one year – and cause planes to fall out of the sky and stall every car on the road.

Americans would die from starvation and lack of clean water if the grid remained off for any extended period of time.

With no power grid, it would be impossible for the U.S. government to coordinate a disaster response.

But such an attack would also certainly mean the end for North Korea as a country.

America’s nuclear arsenal would not be affected by such an attack and would likely be used to wipe North Korea completely off the map.

We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.