Main Question or Discussion Point
Could you stop an incoming nuke with an emp? Would it disable the nuke, or just detonate? Or even hav no effect, what would happen? Is there any other way you might stop an incoming nuke?
While true that neutrons are what cause the reaction, one needs a mechanism of bringing the nuclear matter to criticality at the appropriate time (i.e. when to blow up the bomb). I'm not sure how contemporary nuclear warheads are designed, but the detonators seem to have an electrical component to them and hence at least have the potential to be disarmed (or prematurely activated) by a large electromagnetic disturbance.A well thought out nuke could not be stoped by emp. Neutrons run it which are not electfically charged.