Alert Board

  • DEFCON Warning System – Update 8/11/17
    8:38 PM

    This is the DEFCON Warning System.  Alert status for 11:30 A.M., Friday, August 11th, 2017.  Condition code is Blue.  DEFCON 4. There are currently no imminent nuclear threats against the United States at this time, however there are events occurring in the world theater which require closer monitoring. Tensions between North Korea and the United

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  • The other North Korean threat
    9:28 PM

    After massive intelligence failures grossly underestimating North Korea’s long-range missile capabilities, number of nuclear weapons, warhead miniaturization, and proximity to manufacturing a hydrogen bomb, the biggest North Korean threat to the United States remains unacknowledged. North Korea has two satellites in orbit, and more to follow, that could be nuclear-armed for a high-altitude electromagnetic pulse

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  • 8:16 PM

    North Korea says it has developed intercontinental missiles capable of targeting any place in the United States. Now comes the hard part of fulfilling the declared goal of its leader Kim Jong Un: perfecting a nuclear device small and light enough to fit on the missile without affecting its range as well as making it

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  • Here Is How A U.S. Pre-Emptive Strike On North Korea Could Unfold
    7:21 PM

    Although they have been involved in several “show of force” missions over the Korean peninsula, the B-1B Lancers (“Bones” in accordance with the nickname used by their aircrews), that have been supporting the U.S. Pacific Command’s (USPACOM) Continuous Bomber Presence mission since Aug. 6, 2016, would probably not be involved in the very first stages

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  • No Good Choices With North Korea
    7:54 PM

    Let’s deal first with the misconception that permeates a lot of Western thinking.  North Korea can not be negotiated with over its nuclear weapons.  It just isn’t happening. North Korea has a military-first Songun policy.  The people are tools of the military and nothing more.  Their entire country is devoted to the advancement of the

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  • 6:48 PM

    North Korea has successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles, crossing a key threshold on the path to becoming a full-fledged nuclear power, U.S. intelligence officials have concluded in a confidential assessment. The new analysis completed last month by the Defense Intelligence Agency comes on the heels of another intelligence

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  • Beware the Rush to Report
    9:41 PM

    While the internet has been a boon to communication and news, with its instant reporting, it also has been a bane to the same because of the same. News has not become more abundant today than it was two decades ago.  Our access to that news has simply changed.  And thus, the landscape of news

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  • DEFCON Warning System – Update 8/1/17
    1:34 AM

    This is the DEFCON Warning System. Alert status for 7 P.M., Tuesday, August 1st, 2017. Condition code is Green. DEFCON 5. There are currently no imminent nuclear threats against the United States at this time. North Korea continues to advance its nuclear program, with test launches indicating the country now has the capability to strike

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  • Concerns raised over military presence, nukes stored in Turkey
    1:33 AM

    The U.S. should move its nuclear weapons from Incirlik Air Base and start looking for alternatives to the longtime military hub in Turkey, a country that can no longer be fully relied on, analysts and former military officials said. The U.S. military maintains about 50 nuclear warheads at Incirlik, according to nuclear watchdog organizations. “It

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  • Israel’s Possible Paths to Nuclear War
    7:47 PM

    For the moment, at least, global concern about nuclear war is focused on North Korea. The Middle East nevertheless remains a possible site for future nuclear conflict, and Israel’s strategy for dealing with this prospect warrants close examination. Worth pointing out, too, is that these two seemingly discrete theaters of potential nuclear belligerency are not

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