DEFCON Warning System – Update 12/1/16

The DEFCON Warning System

This is the DEFCON Warning System.  Alert status for 6 P.M., Thursday, December 1st, 2016.  Condition code is Green.  DEFCON 5.

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

Russia has reactivated its train-launched nuclear missile programme.  These missiles are extremely hard to find and very effective second-strike weapons.  Additionally, Russia is to return mothballed tanks to service and update them to be battle ready for the Far East and arctic environments and has moved short ranged ballistic missiles to Kalingrad.

Continuing with Russian developments, Russia is working with  defense industries to increase ability for military production and claims to have developed a counter weapon to NATO’s combat swarm drones.  A more worrisome development is that Russia’s abilities to deploy troops quickly to long distances currently is superior to NATO’s ability.

China has announced that its first aircraft carrier is ready for combat operations and tests hypersonic missile capable of striking target 300 miles away.  In some good news, China has expressed hope that relations with U.S. could improve under incoming U.S. president.  Russia has also stated it hopes that relations could improve after the U.S. Inauguration and is in contact with the President-Elect over Syria.

The Phillipines is to meet with Russia to discuss defense cooperation agreement between the two countries. India signs nuclear cooperation agreement with Japan, though there are concerns that India is not part of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.  Israel, for the first time in six years, has participated in NATO exercises.

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.  Official news sources will have radiation readings for your area.

For immediate updates, go to Breaking news and important information can be found on the DEFCON Warning System Community Forum and on the DEFCON Twitter feed DEFCONWSALERTS. You may also subscribe to the YouTube channel DefconWarningSystem and the DEFCON Warning System mailing list. Note that Twitter and YouTube updates may be subject to delays. The next scheduled update is 8 P.M. Pacific Time, December 1st, 2016. Additional updates will be made as the situation warrants, with more frequent updates at higher alert levels.

This concludes this broadcast of the DEFCON Warning System.

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