In a new edition of Afterburner, Bill Whittle examines the ways in which an enemy attack could shut down our power grid. This is a major national security issue.

A lack of electricity for an extended period of time would devastate any country.

Maybe we should keep an eye on Detroit.

Jessica Roy of New York Magazine:

Detroit Power Grid Goes Down, Leaving Much of the City in the Dark

Detroit’s public power grid experienced a massive outage on Tuesday morning, leaving city administration buildings, schools, hospitals, and jails without electricity and forcing them to resort to backup generators.

“The city’s public lighting grid suffered a major cable failure that has caused the entire grid to lose power at approximately 10:30 this morning,” read a statement from the Detroit Press Office, published by the Detroit News. “The outage is affecting all customers on the PLD grid. We have isolated the issue and are working to restore power as soon as possible.”

Just try to imagine life without your phone.

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