North Korea’s government has made no secret of its hatred for America, often creating propaganda in which their country’s army marches to the chant, “Death to Americans.”

The communist nation has even been making noise to indicate they are developing the technology needed for a nuclear attack.

Currently, we’re almost certain they don’t have the technological capability for that — but now they’re making a new threat to the United States — and this one is looking much more feasible.

North Korean satellites are giving Dr. Peter Vincent Pry pause as they float above the United States.

Pry is executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and is the chief of staff of the Congressional EMP Commission. He says new North Korean satellite trajectories could indicate an attack in the near future.

Breitbart reported:

He warned: “They are positioning themselves as sort of a nuclear missile age, cyberage version of the battleship diplomacy in my view. So that they can always have one of them (satellites) very close to being over the United States or over the United States.

“Then if a crisis comes up and if we decide to attack North Korea, Kim Jong Un can threaten our president and say, ‘Well, don’t do that because we are going to burn your whole country down.’ Which is basically what he said. I mean, he has made threats about turning the United States into ashes and he connected the satellite program to this in public statements to deter us from attacking.”

“If you wanted to win a New Korean war,” added Pry, “one of the things you would certainly consider doing is taking out the United States homeland itself.”

In short, he believes North Korea is planning to launch an EMP attack on the United States, and it looks like they may actually have the capability to do so successfully in the near future.

Depending on the size, type, and altitude of the weapon, an EMP or electromagnetic pulse could potentially fry the power grid, as well as every electronic device over a massive portion of the United States.

It would essentially revert everything west of the Mississippi back to the 19th Century.

Pry’s theory is further supported by observing the details of North Korea’s April 29th launch test.

He said the missile’s trajectory looked suspiciously like one used for an EMP, meant to maximize climbing ability, rather than range.

South Korean officials’ statements also support this theory, noting the April 29th tests looked different than any of the nuclear missile tests they had seen from North Korea before.

Officials in Japan described the display with the statement, “Pyongyang could be saying, ‘We could launch an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack if things get really ugly.’”

To those who have studied the Cold War as more and more information became available or declassified, this plan may be chillingly familiar.

Pry believes the North Koreans may be using an old Soviet plan to create disarray on America’s home front and cripple the United States’ military before attacking more directly.

With communications down, strategic planning would be seriously impeded, and it is not even possible for civilians to know the full extent such an attack could have on our weapons systems, or how long it could take to get them back online and make repairs.

Pry expanded on the Soviet plan.

Breitbart reported:

But if you put a satellite in orbit it follows a different trajectory. It doesn’t have accuracy but it puts the satellite up there so that it stays in permanent orbit so it looks different in terms of the trajectory. And guys watching their radar screens tend not to get alarmed when they see a missile being launched on that satellite trajectory. Because they assume it is for peaceful purposes. …

So, the idea was to put a nuclear weapon on a satellite. Launch it on a satellite trajectory toward the south so it is also flying away from the United States. Orbit it over the South Pole and come up on the other side of the earth so that it approaches us from the south.

Because we didn’t during the Cold War and even today we still don’t have ballistic missile early radar warnings looking south. We don’t have any national missile defenses to the south. We are blind and defenseless to the south. We can’t see anything coming from that direction. Then when this gets over the United States you light it off so that it does an EMP attack.

He then points out, while North Korea does not seem to have the firepower to take our missile bases and bomber bases, they most likely can successfully execute the EMP part.

So, while it has almost been easy for many Americans to ignore the threats from the small dictatorship to “annihilate” or “destroy” the United States, this intel makes declarations from North Korea much more chilling.

This weekend, North Korean state-run media agency KCNA threatened the White House would be “reduced to ashes.”

They continued, “Any military provocation against the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, a.k.a. North Korea) will precisely mean a total war which will lead to the final doom of the US.

While it is hard to believe even a direct attack from North Korea would spell America’s “doom”, an assault like an EMP detonation would truly mean war between our nation and theirs.