E-bombed Back into the Stone Age.
While the E-bomb's anti-technology capability has sparked the interest of the U.S. military, it also makes E-bombs attractive to terrorists. "Any nation with even a 1940s technology base could make them," Carlo Kopp, a high-tech warfare expert, told Popular Mechanics magazine. "The threat of E-bomb proliferation is very real." Popular Mechanics estimates that "a basic weapon could be built for $400." The article in its September issue concludes: "Knock out electric power, computers and telecommunication and you've destroyed the foundation of modern society. In the age of Third World-sponsored terrorism, the E-bomb is the great equalizer."
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|Publication:||The New American|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Nov 19, 2001|
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