The EMP effect can also be created during an electromagnetic solar storm—known as a Carrington effect—and could impact the grid the same way as a nuclear weapon.
The movie’s title comes from the estimated time it would take for a ballistic missile launched from any point on the globe, to reach the United States mainland.
However decisive Reagan was, he treated other world leaders, friends and foes alike, as figures who took the well-being of their own nations seriously.
With military actions on many fronts; Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, as well as smaller operations in Egypt and Yemen, there may be a public misperception that the Obama Administration has increased the funding and scope of the military. The opposite is true.
George H. W. Bush did not follow through with SDI and, without the threat of nuclear strike from the USSR, the program was mothballed.