According to BigThink, The United States is ready for terrorist attacks and natural disasters, according to a new report by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). But where the country falls short is cyberattack preparedness.
So, practically, we`re completely vulnerable to a digital war. Exactly the type of war that will most likely dominate any other kind in just a couple of decades. We are fully prepared for people carrying bombs and other weapons, but we`d have to sit and watch how a teen hacker enters our defense systems and knees the U.S. at the press of a few keys.
The report created by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance urges the U.S.to “rapidly increase development of cyber intelligence” (bigthink.com). But it`s just going to have to wait, because they`re busy approving drones to monitor citizens. Now, maybe Americans are not all geniuses that can make a hundred power plants explode in a matter of minutes… but they could be hiding rifles in their pants. So let`s keep a drone eye on that, alright?
There are actually a few people who think that life without luxu-
ries for a few years wouldn’t be worth living. They have a low view
of the meaning and importance of life. We are not directing our argu-
ments to change their minds. We are arguing to convince other people
– people who, in a fire in the middle of the night, will grab their
children and run out of the house.
About 28 percent of the world’s civilian population is protected
from nuclear war. You are not.
There are people who think that nuclear war is unthinkable.
These people clearly are not Soviet military strategists, who have
thought about it carefully for four decades. They have built the
largest military force the world has ever seen. They also have pro-
tected their civilian population from nuclear war.
The two Communist superpowers, the Soviet Union and Red China
have understood the realities of nuclear war. They have built nation-
wide nuclear defense shelters. So have the Swiss.
What isn’t generally known outside of Switzerland is that the
entire Swiss population is now sheltered from atomic attack. There
are substantial but lesser civil defense programs in some other coun-
tries such as Sweden. The rest of the world, especially the U.S., has
not understood and is undefended.
By Kassy Stone