Because NEMPs are nuclear weapons, they automatically fall under the umbrella of nuclear deterrence.
As already noted, we can do this with NEMPs, drawing on existing strategies and mechanisms for nuclear deterrence.
The venue was Washington, DC, where a courageous and persistent Congressman Curt Weldon [R-PA], dragged the truth -- kicking and screaming -- out of a reluctant team of administration participants who were forced to assess, in public, the ability of the US to defend itself against perhaps the greatest of all DEW threats: a NEMP attack.
With regard to the NEMP mode of attack on the United States, a reasonable person might ask who could do it; who would do it; and who (if anyone) is taking the vital steps to protect and defend the United States?
Exposed in this House Armed Services Committee hearing was a glimpse of this newly emerging NEMP threat that the US faces.
Furthermore, according to a report previously prepared for Defense Secretary Cohen in mid-1997, if the NEMP were to be a one-megaton hydrogen bomb "exploded 270 miles over the Central United States, it would wipe out the entire continent's telecommunications network.