Today’s Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 132, originally published in March 2013.

Jason Hartman is joined by long-time national security expert and author, F. Michael Maloof, to talk about how “the United States is more vulnerable than ever to an EMP attack that could shut down the country overnight, resulting in tens of millions of deaths and a 19th-century lifestyle for Americans for the foreseeable future.” Michael is the author of “A Nation Forsaken,” in which he discusses the likelihood of an EMP attack, whether from terrorists or solar activity, and exposes the government’s lack of preparation to protect the country. He also proposes practical steps that people can take to prepare against such a cataclysmic event.

F. Michael Maloof, a former senior security policy analyst in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, has almost 30 years of federal service in the U.S. Defense Department and as a specialized trainer for border guards and Special Forces in select countries of the Caucasus and Central Asia.  While with the Department of Defense, Maloof was director of technology security operations as head of a 10-person team involved in halting the diversion of militarily critical technologies to countries of national security and proliferation concern and those involved in sponsoring terrorism.  His office was the liaison to the intelligence and enforcement community within the Office of the Secretary of Defense in halting transfers and using cases that developed from them as early warnings to decision-makers of potential policy issues.

Following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the United States, Maloof was detailed back to report directly to the undersecretary of defense for policy to prepare analysis of worldwide terrorist networks, determine their linkages worldwide and their relationship to state sponsors.

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