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This is the DEFCON Warning System. Alert status for 8  P.M. Wednesday, September 24th, 2014. Condition Green. DEFCON 5. Condition Green. DEFCON 5. Condition Green. DEFCON 5.

There are currently no imminent nuclear threats against the United States at this time.

A tentative and fragile truce has settled over Ukraine, the terms of which gave Russia virtually everything it wanted except in name only.  Russia has pulled back from the area, although some are concerned that Russia's withdrawal is temporary as Russia deals with a faltering economy. Nevertheless, Russia continues aggressive posturing, continuing incursions into Air Defense Zones of other countries including nervous Baltic States. Additionally, Russia is sending forces to reopen Soviet-era military base in the Arctic.  On the other hand, the United States has engaged in a military campaign inside Syria, giving additional legitimacy to the argument that the U.S. is engaged in empire building, something which Russia and Chine would reject.

Due to Russian actions in Ukraine, NATO has announced plans to establish a command headquarters in Eastern Europe with supplies and equipment stockpiled there, allowing the alliance to deploy quickly in the event of Russian hostilities.  Russia, in response to NATO movements, plans to alter its military doctrine, code for preparations to defend against and engage NATO units.  Also, voices within Russia's Defense Ministry are calling for a Nuclear First Strike doctrine against the United States, especially in light of NATO's plan for a permanent military presence in Eastern Europe.

NATO leaders have agree to increase defense funding to the long-ignored goal of two percent of their GDP, although some experts do not believe that such funding increase will be forthcoming. On the other hand, Russia has increased its defence funding by 50 percent over the past five years while NATO allies on average have decreased their defense spending by 20 percent. The United States, for its part, has formed a new Cyber Protection Brigade and plans to spend a trillion dollars to upgrade all arms of their nuclear triad.

The IAEA reports that North Korea may be now operating the Yongbyon nuclear reactor which can be used to produce plutonium for atomic bombs.  South Korea claims the North is developing vertical launch capabilities for its submarine fleet. as well as tactical battlefield nuclear missiles.

As expected, Iran continues to withhold information about its nuclear weapons programme from U.N. inspectors, despite promises and lifting of sanctions to encourage cooperation.  Iran also admitted, through Iranian President Hassan Rouhani himself, that Iran bypasses sanctions, and that Iranian Atomic Energy Organization head, Ali Akbar Salehi, acknowledged that Iran has indeed purchased nuclear or nuclear-related components from other countries.

The DEFCON Warning System is a private enterprise which monitors world events and assesses nuclear threats against the United States by national entities. It is not affiliated with any government agency and does not represent the alert status of any military branch. The public should make their own evaluations and not rely on the DEFCON Warning System for any strategic planning. At all times, citizens are urged to learn what steps to take in the event of a nuclear attack.

If this had been an actual attack, the DEFCON Warning System will give radiation readings for areas that are reported to it. Your readings will vary. This system serves northern Stevens County, Washington and Hutchinson County, Texas. Official news sources will have radiation readings for your area.

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This concludes this broadcast of the DEFCON Warning System.

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