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Shows with Dr. Peter Vincent Pry

We had a show scheduled with Dr. Pry on July 3, 2022.  He spent many a holiday with us discussing world events and history but the studio was closed for the 4th of July and we didn't get the memo. I called Dr. Pry and he said that he was ill and would get back to us to reschule.  He was never able to come back on with us and went on to the great library in heaven on August 20, 2022.  The world has suffered a terrible loss from which it will never recover and our show has lost the hub of our brain trust. God bless you and your family, Dr. Pry and thank you for your incomporable contribution to our world.

Dr. Peter Vincent Pry is Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and Director of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum, both are Congressional Advisory Boards. He served as chief of staff of the Congressional EMP Commissionon in addition to the staffs of the Congressional Strategic Posture Commission and the House Armed Services Committee. Dr. Pry was an intelligence officer with the CIA, responsible for analyzing Soviet and Russian nuclear strategy. He has a PhD in History and Archeology and another PhD in Strategic Studies which led him to the CIA. He is author of numerous books including, Will American Be Protected (2022), Blackout Warfare (2021) and the Power and the Light (2020). (see links below)

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Dr. Peter Vincent Pry served as Chief of Staff to the Congressional Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Commission. He is the Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, a Congressional Advisory Board dedicated to achieving protection of the United States from electromagnetic pulse (EMP), Cyber Warfare, mass destruction terrorism and other threats to civilian critical infrastructures, on an accelerated basis.  Dr. Pry also is Director of the United States Nuclear Strategy Forum, an advisory board to Congress on policies to counter Weapons of Mass Destruction.  Foreign governments, including the United Kingdom, Israel, Canada, and Kazakhstan consult with Dr. Pry on EMP, Cyber, and other strategic threats.    

Dr. Pry served on the staffs of the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States (2008-2009); the Commission on the New Strategic Posture of the United States (2006-2008); and the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack (2001-2008). 

Dr. Pry served as Professional Staff on the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) of the U.S. Congress, with portfolios in nuclear strategy, WMD, Russia, China, NATO, the Middle East, Intelligence, and Terrorism (1995-2001).  While serving on the HASC, Dr. Pry was chief advisor to the Vice Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and the Vice Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, and to the Chairman of the Terrorism Panel. Dr. Pry played a key role: running  hearings in Congress that warned terrorists and rogue states could pose EMP and Cyber threats,  establishing the Congressional EMP Commission, helping the Commission develop plans to protect the United States from EMP and Cyber Warfare, and working closely with senior scientists and the nation's top experts on critical infrastructures, EMP and Cyber Warfare.   

Dr. Pry was an Intelligence Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency responsible for analyzing Soviet and Russian nuclear strategy, operational plans, military doctrine, threat  perceptions, and developing U.S. paradigms for strategic warning (1985-1995).  He also served as a Verification Analyst at the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency responsible for assessing Soviet arms control treaty compliance (1984-1985). 

Dr. Pry has written numerous books on national security issues, including Blackout Wars; Apocalypse Unknown: The Struggle To Protect America From An Electromagnetic Pulse Catastrophe; Electric Armageddon: Civil-Military Preparedness For An Electromagnetic Pulse Catastrophe; War Scare: Russia and America on the Nuclear Brink;  Nuclear Wars: Exchanges and Outcomes;  The Strategic Nuclear Balance: And Why It Matters; and Israel’s Nuclear Arsenal.  Dr. Pry often appears on TV and radio as an expert on national security issues.  The BBC made his book War Scare into a two-hour TV documentary Soviet War Scare 1983 and his book Electric Armageddon was the basis for another TV documentary Electronic Armageddon made by the National Geographic.  

Dr. Pry has excellent articles on News Max!! Click below:


Blackout Warfare: Attacking The U.S. Electric Power Grid A Revolution In Military Affairs

by Dr. Peter Vincent Pry | Aug 22, 2021 

"Blackout Warfare" is the term used in this report to describe a revolutionary new way of warfare planned by Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran that is little understood in the United States, but poses an imminent and existential threat to Western Civilization. These potential adversaries plan to use cyber-attacks, sabotage, and electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapons in combination to blackout national electric grids to achieve quick and decisive victory. Blackout Warfare that paralyzes the U.S. electric grid and other critical infrastructures--communications, transportation, natural gas and petroleum, business and finance, food and water infrastructures, and the military--could kill most Americans. The EMP Commission estimates up to 90% of the U.S. population could perish from a nationwide blackout lasting one year. The military would be paralyzed by a nationwide blackout, as CONUS military bases depend for 99% of their electricity upon the civilian electric grid. Yet Washington does not understand the threat from Blackout Warfare.

The Power And The Light: The Congressional EMP Commission's War To Save America 2001-2020 by [Peter Pry]The Power And The Light: The Congressional EMP Commission's War To Save America 2001-2020

by Dr. Peter Vincent Pry | Mar 2, 2020

Electromagnetic pulse (EMP) manmade or natural, from solar superstorms, can blackout electric grids and other life-sustaining critical infrastructures putting at risk the lives of millions. 9 of 10 Americans could die from starvation, disease, or societal collapse from a nuclear EMP attack that blacks-out the U.S. for a year. A solar superstorm could blackout electric grids worldwide, putting at risk the lives of billions. A small heroic band of scientists and national security experts serving on the Congressional EMP Commission have been striving for 20 years to protect America from the existential threat that is EMP. Their war to save America from ignorant armies that are the government bureaucracy, electric utility lobbies, and an irresponsible press is not yet won, and may soon be lost.

Blackout Wars: State Initiatives to Achieve Preparedness Against an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) CatastropheBlackout Wars: State Initiatives to Achieve Preparedness Against an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Catastrophe  

by Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, David Drummond, et al. 2015

Blackout Wars is about the historically unprecedented threat to our electronic civilization from its dependence on the electric power grid. Most Americans have experienced temporary blackouts, and regard them as merely an inconvenience. Some Americans have experienced more protracted local and regional blackouts, as in the aftermaths of Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina, and may be better able to imagine the consequences of a nationwide blackout lasting months or years, that plunges the entire United States into the dark.  read more

EMP Manhattan Project

by Dr. Peter Vincent Pry  | Aug 23, 2018

The electromagnetic pulse (EMP) threat to the United States is existential and growing. EMPs can occur with a nuclear explosion in space, cyberattacks, terrorist attacks, physical threats or a large coronal mass ejection from the sun, all of which are described in this book. Any of these EMPs could wipe out not only our electric grid, but anything with a computer chip in it, sending the U.S. back to the 1850s. Within a year after grid failure, the EMP Commission tells us that 9 out of 10 Americans will succumb to dehydration, starvation, gang and other violence, murder, suicide, breakdown of society and diseases. The government needs to take action now by forming an EMP Manhattan Project that focuses on hardening our electric grid. If it doesn't, those who survive will be existing in a country unrecognizable.  read more

Electric Armageddon: Civil-Military Preparedness For An Electromagnetic Pulse Catastrophe

by Dr. Peter Vincent Pry | February 15, 2015

Imagine an America in a permanent blackout, without electric power, without communications, without mass transportation, without banking and finance, without food and water. Imagine the machinery of modern civilization stopped--in an instant. Imagine the high-tech EMP threat killing millions of people the old fashioned way, through chaos, starvation, disease, and societal collapse. Sound impossible? The EMP threat is as real as the nuclear weapons programs of Iran, North Korea, China and Russia. More fantastic still, imagine that Mother Nature can make an EMP that would collapse the machinery of modern civilization everywhere on planet Earth. Imagine that the Sun can make something like an electrical hurricane in space--that we shall call a great geomagnetic storm--that would destroy electronic systems and collapse critical infrastructures everywhere. Imagine that great geomagnetic storms occur about once every century. Imagine that the last great geomagnetic storm was in 1859, before civilization became dependent upon electricity. Imagine that our modern electrified societies are now overdue to experience a natural EMP catastrophe. Incredible? It is all true, and as real as the Sun. 

War Scare: Russia and America on the Nuclear Brink

by Dr. Peter Vincent Pry | Sep 30, 1999

Why do some American intelligence officials maintain fallout shelters and private contingency plans to evacuate their families in the event of a Russian nuclear strike―even in today's post-Cold War era of U.S.-Russian partnership? The frightening answer lies within the pages of War Scare, a terrifying assessment of the prospect for nuclear holocaust in our day. Written by Peter Vincent Pry, a former CIA military analyst, War Scare provides a history of our country's little-known brushes with nuclear war and warns that, contrary to popular opinion and the assurances of our political leaders, the possibility of a Russian attack still exists. Nuclear deterrence has been the foundation of Western security for the last 50 years, but since the end of the Cold War, Russian military doctrine has become more destabilizing, and much more dangerous, than is commonly believed.   read more 

Poseidon: Russia's New Doomsday Machine  

by Dr. Peter Vincent Pry | Jun 14, 2018

"POSEIDON: Russia's New Doomsday Machine" describes Moscow's unmanned automated drone submarine designed to deliver a 100-megaton warhead to inundate U.S. coasts with nuclear tsunamis, leaving the most populous parts of America radioactive wastelands. Is this the real purpose of POSEIDON? What are the strategic implications of this new doomsday weapon, the latest in a series of Russian doomsday machines? What are the implications of the marriage in POSEIDON of Artificial Intelligence with the most powerful nuclear weapon ever built? Author Dr. Peter Vincent Pry is one of the nation's foremost experts on nuclear weapons and strategy. Pry is Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum, both Congressional Advisory Boards. He served as Chief of Staff of the Congressional EMP Commission, on the staffs of the Congressional Strategic Posture Commission and the House Armed Services Committee, and in the CIA.

The Long Sunday: Election Day 2016 - Inauguration Day 2017 - Nuclear EMP Attack Scenarios by [Peter Pry]

The Long Sunday: Election Day 2016 - Inauguration Day 2017 - Nuclear EMP Attack Scenarios  

by Dr. Peter Vincent Pry | Oct 13, 2016

Imagine. It’s Sunday. The election is over. You are either anxious to watch the inauguration, dreading it, or escaping by watching Netflix instead.  You raked leaves in the morning, then watched your favorite football team win. You had dinner, and as the long day is winding down, you are watching a coveted DVD with your family. The lights flicker, then everything goes black. You head to the electric junction box in your basement. Your flashlight shines on all of the circuits. They’re all tripped, but trying to switch them back on doesn’t work.  Back upstairs, you check your watch, but the light won’t go on when you press the button and the face is blank. You move to your bay window and look outside. No light anywhere for as far as you can see.  You pick up your cell phone, press 911 and, nothing. You pick up your electronic land line and there’s no dial tone. You check your laptop to try to get the local news station on the web. It won’t boot up. You decide to drive to your friend’s house across town to see if he’s all right. You hop in your car and turn the key and, nothing. It won’t even turn over.

Apocalypse Unknown: The Struggle To Protect America From An Electromagnetic Pulse Catastrophe by [Peter Pry]

Apocalypse Unknown: The Struggle to Protect America From An Electromagnetic Pulse Catastrophe  

by Dr. Peter Vincent Pry | Jul 8, 2013

Americans are not being told by the news media about the biggest story of their lifetimes. Every night every television news channel is desperately worried about the global economic crisis, looming recession, protracted unemployment, Wall Street and the housing market, government spending and taxation, and "going over the "fiscal cliff." But there is a much bigger untold story about a threat to the global economy--and to the very existence of global civilization--yet so rarely mentioned anywhere that, as described by the title of this book, it is an "Apocalypse Unknown."  The biggest story is this. December 2012 commenced the solar maximum, and significantly increased the possibility of a geomagnetic super-storm, something like a space hurricane, that could collapse electric grids and all the critical infrastructures that support modern civilization, and the lives of billions worldwide.  The Sun is a gigantic ongoing thermonuclear explosion, equivalent to billions of nuclear warheads detonating every second, contained by gravity. During the solar maximum the Sun hurls into space more solar flares and coronal mass ejections--basically enormous chunks of itself, many times larger than the Earth. If one of these solar torpedoes hits the Earth, it could generate a powerful electromagnetic pulse (EMP) that would collapse electric power grids everywhere, plunging every modern nation into a protracted blackout. Perhaps permanently.  Worldwide, billions could die.

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