Mitigating Against EMP
It has long been known that there are ways to protect against nuclear EMP. Even so, the EMP Commission determined in its reports that such protections are almost completely absent in the civilian infrastructure of the U.S. Even large sectors of the U.S. military services are no longer protected against EMP to the level they were during the Cold War. Physicists and engineers working in the field emphasize the importance of making electronic equipment and electrical components resistant to EMP, and keeping spare parts on hand, in a protected location, to enable prompt repairs.