Underscoring dangerous shortcomings of the nuclear agreement with Iran, a prominent missile expert contends there is no way now to verify that an Iranian missile-launched satellite doesn’t contain a nuclear weapon that can be exploded over the United States at a high altitude, according to a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. Such a blast would cause an electromagnetic pulse that could disable the U.S. electrical grid and all life-sustaining critical infrastructures that depend on it, warns former Ambassador Henry F. “Hank” Cooper.
Cooper, the first director of the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization under President George H.W. Bush, told G2 in an interview that it’s possible to verify whether or not Iran is arming satellites, noting it was done under the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, or START, with the then-Soviet Union. Cooper led the development of President Reagan’s space arms-control policy while serving as assistant director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and was a deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force. He’s now the chairman of High Frontier, a non-profit educational corporation dedicated to warning against the threat of ballistic missile attacks and advocating the need for anti-missile defense systems. MORE