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Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks during a campaign stop at Insight Technology in Londonderry, N.H. Monday, Dec. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks during a campaign stop at Insight Technology in Londonderry, N.H. Monday, Dec. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola  

Gingrich’s EMP theory finds skeptics

Newt Gingrich, the Republican presidential hopeful, wants you to know that as commander in chief he is ready to confront one of the most nightmarish of doomsday scenarios: a nuclear blast high above the United States that would instantly throw the nation into a dark age.

In debates and speeches, interviews and a popular book, he is ringing alarm bells over what experts call the electromagnetic pulse, or EMP — a poorly understood phenomenon of the nuclear age.

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