Academic Paper Reveals U.S. Power Grid Vulnerability

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If we were to lose the entire electrical power grid by a cascading network failure, how long do you think it would take to bring it all back up? More than three days? Yes I would certainly say so. Do you know what happens when people are without food or water for about three days? Social breakdown, desperation and crime. How is your survival preparedness?

Larry M. Wortzel, a military strategist and China specialist, told the House Foreign Affairs Committee on March 10 that it should be concerned because Chinese researchers at the Institute of Systems Engineering of Dalian University of Technology published a paper on how to attack a small U.S. power grid sub-network in a way that would cause a cascading failure of the entire U.S.

Academic Paper Reveals Vulnerability of the U.S. Power Grid

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