NORAD Moves Operations Back Underground in Fear of EMP Attack

The half-acre mountain cavern was created in the 1960s in response to the Cold War and is designed to withstand a nuclear strike. Now it is being reopened for the very real threat of an EMP attack capable of being carried out by any one of America's rogue nation enemies. Iranian military recently called for an EMP attack on the U.S. as Obama was negotiating a nuclear deal that would help them achieve a nuke.

Experts state that an EMP attack, which would fry all electronics within it's wide blast radius, would kill 90% of the American population within a year if carried out. While people wouldn't die immediately from the EMP itself, as we would lose every car, all forms of communication, all lights and anything that's run by electricity,  it would cast the States back to 1870. Neighbor would be set upon neighbor as people would be fighting for food and water – requiring the immediate implementation of martial law and activation of those infamous FEMA camps.

The question that most needs answered is…why would the government be moving military command underground at this particular moment while it would to leave the rest of us to fend for ourselves in the face of this grave threat by not doing anything to protect the our very vulnerable power grid?

The Cheyenne Mountain Complex is reported to be 2,000 feet below the granite rocks and made up of 15 three-story buildings protected from nuclear blasts and seismic movement by a system of 1,000 giant springs.


Last week, the Pentagon announced that a $700 million, 10 year contract was awarded to Raytheon Corporation to oversee the work for North American Aerospace Command (NORAD) and US Northern Command.

The contract calls for Raytheon to deliver ‘sustainment’ services to help the military perform ‘accurate, timely and unambiguous warning and attack assessment of air, missile and space threats’ at the Cheyenne and Petersen bases.


The complex is designed to withstand a direct hit by a 30 megaton nuclear explosion and has 25-ton blast doors surrounding the complex.

Raytheon’s contract will also involve unspecified work at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and the Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska.

The Cheyenne Mountain bunker in Colorado Springs is where ‘Stargate SG-1′ science fiction TV series was filmed. It was built in 1965 to resist a Soviet nuclear attack, and was a key center for the United States Space Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), which scanned Canadian and US airspace via a worldwide system of missiles.


North American Aerospace Defense Command said ‘that at the height of the Cold War in the late 1950s, the idea of a hardened command and control center was conceptualized as a defense against long-range Soviet bombers. The Army Corps of Engineers supervised the excavation of Cheyenne Mountain and the construction of an operational center within the granite mountain.  The Cheyenne Mountain facility became fully operational as the NORAD Combat Operations Center on Feb. 6, 1967.’



Daily Mail reported that Admiral William Gortney, head of NORAD and Northern Command, said that ‘because of the very nature of the way that Cheyenne Mountain’s built, it’s EMP-hardened.’

‘And so, there’s a lot of movement to put capability into Cheyenne Mountain and to be able to communicate in there,’ Gortney told reporters.


‘My primary concern was… are we going to have the space inside the mountain for everybody who wants to move in there, and I’m not at liberty to discuss who’s moving in there,’ he said.

The Cheyenne mountain bunker is a half-acre cavern carved into a mountain in the 1960s that was designed to withstand a Soviet nuclear attack. From inside the massive complex, airmen were poised to send warnings that could trigger the launch of nuclear missiles.


But in 2006, officials decided to move the headquarters of NORAD and US Northern Command from Cheyenne to Petersen Air Force base in Colorado Springs. The Cheyenne bunker was designated as an alternative command center if needed.





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