5th Nobel Peace Prize Nomination for President Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inside the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea – June 30, 2019 – Panmunjom, South Korea.  (Handout/Dong-A Ilbo via Getty Images)

By Dr. Peter Vincent Pry Monday, 26 October 2020 04:05

President Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for many stellar accomplishments advancing world peace — not least his diplomatic breakthrough toward lasting peace in the Mideast.

Although President Trump deservedly received four nominations for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize, and should have won, it was awarded to the World Food Bank.

Now we, several of my expert national security colleagues and I, are nominating President Donald J. Trump for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Award of the Year: for deterring nuclear war with North Korea, through summitry de-escalating North Korea’s nuclear threats, and for his Executive Order on Coordinating National Resilience to Electromagnetic Pulses that pioneers protecting electronic civilization from the existential threat posed by solar superstorms, nuclear and non-nuclear EMP weapons.

President Trump inherited from previous U.S. presidents and administrations a North Korea arming with intercontinental missiles, H-bombs, and a highly aggressive strategy of nuclear blackmail

During 2017 and early 2018, North Korea made repeated threats to make nuclear strikes against the United States, Japan, South Korea, and Australia. NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, on Sept. 10, 2017, warned: “The reckless behavior of North Korea is a global threat and requires a global response and that of course includes NATO.”

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, likened the nuclear crisis with North Korea to the 1962 Cuban missile crisis. Recent reporting and interviews, including with then U.S. Secretary of Defense General James Mattis, indicates the risk of nuclear war was highly elevated.

To North Korea’s nuclear threats, President Trump responded with strength: warning that any nuclear attack on the U.S. or its allies would result in the destruction of North Korea; moving additional aircraft carriers, naval and airpower into the Pacific theater; exercising and demonstrating this power in cooperation with allies; and strengthening missile defenses in South Korea, Japan, and the United States.

Therefore, President Donald J. Trump deserves the gratitude and recognition of the international community for deterring nuclear blackmail, and preventing a possible nuclear war with North Korea.

Moreover, President Trump became the first U.S. president to meet with North Korea’s leader, to visit North Korea, and to hold direct face-to-face summits seeking North Korea’s denuclearization.

Although North Korea has not denuclearized and continues building-up its arsenal of nuclear weapons, ICBMs and other missiles, Pyongyang has so far honored its pledge to President Trump to refrain from nuclear and ICBM tests for nearly three years.

North Korea has also greatly reduced its threatening language calculated to nuclear blackmail the United States and allies.

Therefore, President Donald J. Trump also deserves the gratitude and recognition of the international community for his summitry attempting to achieve peaceful denuclearization of North Korea, that has greatly lowered tensions, stopped North Korean nuclear and ICBM testing, and could become the basis for a more comprehensive and lasting peace.

President Trump also deserves the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for his pioneering work to protect against the existential threat from electromagnetic pulse (EMP).

Solar superstorms, like the 1859 Carrington Event, can generate a natural EMP, blacking-out electric grids and other life-sustaining critical infrastructures worldwide — including communications, transportation, food and water, business and manufacturing — putting at risk the lives of billions. On July 23, 2012, such a solar superstorm narrowly missed impacting the Earth.

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) estimates the risk of a solar superstorm that would have catastrophic consequences globally is 12% per decade.

A single nuclear weapon detonated at high-altitude can generate an EMP blacking-out electric grids and other life-sustaining critical infrastructures for an entire nation or over much of a continent.

The U.S. congressionally-mandated EMP Commission estimates a nationwide blackout lasting one year could kill up to 90% of the population from starvation, disease, and societal collapse.

Non-nuclear EMP weapons are becoming increasingly powerful, and increasingly available to rogue states and terrorists, that could also cause protracted blackout of electric grids, with catastrophic societal consequences similar to a nuclear EMP attack.

President Trump on March 26, 2019, signed his Executive Order on Coordinating National Resilience to Electromagnetic Pulses that directs the U.S. Government to protect the national electric grid and other life-sustaining critical infrastructures from the catastrophic consequences of solar and manmade EMP.

President Trump’s EMP Executive Order entails a whole-of-government effort to rapidly achieve cost-effective protection of electric grids and other critical infrastructures that will directly benefit, not only the United States, but also Canada that shares the North American electric grid, and all nations that follow the U.S. example toward EMP preparedness.

Therefore, President Donald J. Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize as recognition from the international community for his Executive Order on Coordinating National Resilience to Electromagnetic Pulses that leads the way for protection of electronic civilization worldwide from the existential threat that is EMP.

My co-signatories nominating President Trump for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Award of the Year are: Fred Fleitz, President of the Center for Security Policy; Lt. General (Ret.) Thomas McInerney; Maj. General (Ret.) Paul Vallely; and Tom Trento, Director of the United West.

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Dr. Peter Vincent Pry is executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security. He served on the Congressional EMP Commission as chief of staff, the Congressional Strategic Posture Commission, the House Armed Services Committee, and the CIA. He is author of “Blackout Wars,” and also of “The Power and the Light,” available on Amazon.com.