DEFCON Warning System – Update 4/2/17

The DEFCON Warning System

This is the DEFCON Warning System. Alert status for 6 P.M., Sunday, April 2nd, 2017. Condition code is Green. DEFCON 5.

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

The United States continues to experience significant conflict between its major political parties.  Coupled with infighting and weakness with the party in power has hobbled the Administration, which other nations are noticing.  Nevertheless, the United States is continuing to reach out and address threats from North Korea, China, and Russia, attempting to project a strength that none of the countries are recognizing.

The United States has deployed anti-missile systems and attack drones to South Korea, angering China.  Additionally, the U.S. is to seek a “new approach” to North Korea, stating that negotiations over its nuclear programme have failed, and has threatened to act unilaterally over the issue.  North Korea, for its part, appears ready to test another nuclear device, while the Institute for Science and International Security reports North Korea is possibly operating a plant to produce ingredients for a hydrogen bomb.  Additionally, it has also doubled the size of its uranium-enrichment facility.

High level contacts between Russia and NATO have been reestablished, while Russia is to arm its subs with supersonic cruise missile.  For 2017, Russia plans cuts to its defense budget by 25%, however it is increasing its personnel strength.  Russia also plans large scale exercises near Baltics in September.  Russia has warned of a global conflict over the proxy war and states that the current situation between the United States and Russia may be even worse than during the Cold War.

China projects its military budget to increase by 7% for this year while it warns that it may reconsider its nuclear “No First Use” policy over anti-missile batteries in South Korea.  Additionally, China continues to develop space-based weaponry including anti-satellite weapon.

A note about activity in the Middle East is that Iran continues to test more ballistic missiles while the United States says it will continue to adhere to the Iran deal.

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.

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This concludes this broadcast of the DEFCON Warning System.

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