DEFCON Warning System – Update 2/1/17

The DEFCON Warning System

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

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

Although there has been much commentary and speculation as to the new U.S. President, it still remains to be seen exactly how he will address foreign relations and policy toward Russia and China specifically.  It is therefore too early to make any kind of accurate assessment as to where we may see movements in the world theater.  China currently is viewing the United States with great suspicion over comments toward both Tibet, Taiwan, and the South China Sea.  Russia, on the other hand, is hoping for a less interventionist, more cooperative United States.

Turkey has begun to question continued U.S. use of Incirlik AB, citing lack of support from the United States.  The Philippines ambassador, meanwhile, says the country is looking to normalize relations with China, which he stated represented a strategic shift in their foreign policy.  Additionally, Philippines is to look to Russia and China for military purchases.

Iran is to increase military spending by 150% and is to receive a large shipment of uranium from Russia.  Pakistan has fired its first nuclear-capable missile from submarine while China expresses continued support for Pakistan by threatening India with invasion if war broke out.  The country also claims successful test of surface-to-surface ballistic missile that is capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads.  Additionally, China is to escalate naval activity in response to what it called U.S. regional meddling and disruption.

The DEFCON Warning System is a private intelligence organization which has monitored and assessed nuclear threats against the United States by national entities for over 33 years. 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 message board and on the DEFCON Twitter feed DEFCONWSAlerts. You may also subscribe to the You Tube channel DEFCON Warning System and the DEFCON Warning System mailing list.  Note that Twitter and You Tube updates may be subject to delays.  The next scheduled update is 6 P.M. Pacific Time, March 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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