Dr. Peter Vincent Pry served as Chief
of Staff to the Congressional Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP)
Commission. He is the Executive Director of the Task Force on
National and Homeland Security, a Congressional Advisory Board
dedicated to achieving protection of the United States from
electromagnetic pulse (EMP), Cyber Warfare, mass destruction
terrorism and other threats to civilian critical infrastructures, on
an accelerated basis. Dr. Pry also is Director of the United States
Nuclear Strategy Forum, an advisory board to Congress on policies to
counter Weapons of Mass Destruction. Foreign governments, including
the United Kingdom, Israel, Canada, and Kazakhstan consult with Dr.
Pry on EMP, Cyber, and other strategic threats.
Dr. Pry served on the staffs of the Congressional
Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States
(2008-2009); the Commission on the New Strategic Posture of the
United States (2006-2008); and the Commission to Assess the Threat
to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack
Dr. Pry served as Professional Staff on the House
Armed Services Committee (HASC) of the U.S. Congress, with
portfolios in nuclear strategy, WMD, Russia, China, NATO, the Middle
East, Intelligence, and Terrorism (1995-2001). While serving on the
HASC, Dr. Pry was chief advisor to the Vice Chairman of the House
Armed Services Committee and the Vice Chairman of the House Homeland
Security Committee, and to the Chairman of the Terrorism Panel. Dr.
Pry played a key role: running hearings in Congress that warned
terrorists and rogue states could pose EMP and Cyber threats,
establishing the Congressional EMP Commission, helping the
Commission develop plans to protect the United States from EMP and
Cyber Warfare, and working closely with senior scientists and the
nation's top experts on critical infrastructures, EMP and Cyber
Dr. Pry was an Intelligence Officer with the Central
Intelligence Agency responsible for analyzing Soviet and Russian
nuclear strategy, operational plans, military doctrine, threat
perceptions, and developing U.S. paradigms for strategic warning
(1985-1995). He also served as a Verification Analyst at the U.S.
Arms Control and Disarmament Agency responsible for assessing Soviet
arms control treaty compliance (1984-1985).
Dr. Pry has written numerous books on national
security issues, including Blackout Wars; Apocalypse
Unknown: The Struggle To Protect America From An Electromagnetic
Pulse Catastrophe; Electric Armageddon: Civil-Military
Preparedness For An Electromagnetic Pulse Catastrophe; War
Scare: Russia and America on the Nuclear Brink; Nuclear
Wars: Exchanges and Outcomes; The Strategic Nuclear
Balance: And Why It Matters; and Israelís Nuclear Arsenal.
Dr. Pry often appears on TV and radio as an expert on national
security issues. The BBC made his book War Scare into a
two-hour TV documentary Soviet War Scare 1983 and his book Electric
Armageddon was the basis for another TV documentary Electronic
Armageddon made by the National Geographic.
Debunking the "weapons of war" argument of Second Amendment
A hundred and twelve years ago, in 1907 our great
grandparents were first able to buy the rifle pictured. The
semi-auto Winchester Model 1907.
This is a gun they could
buy from a Sears catalog and have delivered via US Post.
It was/ is a
semi-automatic, high powered center-fire rifle, with detachable,
high capacity magazine.
About 400,000 of these were produced before WWII. Civilians had
hundreds of thousands of
these semi-auto rifles for
40 years, while US soldiers were still being issued old fashioned
bolt action rifles.
The 1907 fired just as fast as an AR15 or AK47 and the bullet (.351
Winchester) was actually larger than
those fired by the more modern looking weapons.