South Korea: Regime threatens to drop “blackout bombs” on North

Source: [Australia]

“South Korea is ready to deploy graphite bombs that can paralyse North Korea’s power grid in the event of a nuclear war. Military sources told the Yonhap news agency that the ‘blackout bomb’ works by spreading chemically treated carbon graphite filaments over electric facilities to short-circuit and disrupt the electricity grid. The weapons have been developed by South Korea’s Agency for Defence Development, as one element of the Kill Chain pre-emptive strike program. … The bomb is often referred to as a ‘soft bomb’ since it only affects targeted electrical power systems. It was first used by America against Iraq in the 1990—1991 Gulf War and again by NATO against Serbia in 1999.” (10/09/17)