DEFCON Warning System – Update 1/1/17

The DEFCON Warning System

This is the DEFCON Warning System.  Alert status for 6 P.M., Sunday, January 1st, 2017.  Condition code is Green.  DEFCON 5.

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

Tensions between the United States and Russia have been higher lately on the U.S. side as the outgoing U.S. Administration takes swipes at Russia over alleged hacking by Russia.  Russia has essentially laughed off recent sanctions and looks toward January 20th when the United States swears in a new President who has stated wants better relations with Russia.

The DEFCON Warning System warns that Russia has no plans to change its recent aggressive behavior, but instead hopes that the new U.S. President will be less interventionist.  It remains to be seen exactly how the United States will approach Russia as 2017 unfolds.

Militarily, Russia has stated that it is working on a drone that can imitate a nuclear missile submarine and has sent air drones over Poland.  Meanwhile, the United States is to begin operating F-22 Raptors in Northern Australia.

China flexes its muscle by flying nuclear bombers around Taiwan for the first time and militarizes disputed islands in South China sea and is working on its own stealth bomber.

In recent events, China has seizes U.S. submarine drone and has sent its new aircraft carrier for exercises in Pacific.  Taiwan reports increased threats from China since movement.  China is currently concerned about the new U.S. position as the U.S. President-Elect has appointed anti-Chinese personalities to his new Administration.

Meanwhile, Iran is spending newly acquired funds from United States on military arsenal.  India tests missile capable of travel over 6000 kilometers and North Korea prepares for a test of its intercontinental ballistic missile.

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, February 1st, 2017. 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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