It's not a matter of if, but when a foreign adversary will launch an effective cyber-attack on the United States, says author Kevin Freeman.
That's why Freeman has written a new book, "Game Plan: How to Protect Yourself from the Coming Cyber-Economic Attack," to help citizens prepare for darker economic times.
"If we really peel back all that's going on, and we get to the basis that we are in a global economic war, and we understand that, and we understand why we are vulnerable and what we can do about it, then people are enlightened and they are motivated to do something about it," Freeman said.
In the second of a two-part video interview with Freeman, he discusses four vulnerabilities to the American economy — threats to our electrical grid, the weakening of our currency, intensifying cyber-attacks and the intentional manipulation of our financial markets to destroy world confidence in our economy.
He also reveals how Washington is reacting to his persistent meetings and efforts to prod decision-makers to fortify our vulnerabilities before it is too late.
Freeman quotes outgoing National Security Agency director, Gen. Keith Alexander, who said on "60 Minutes," "There are enemy nation states who have the capability right now to destroy our financial system."