DEFCON Warning System – Update 4/11/17

The DEFCON Warning System

This is the DEFCON Warning System. Alert status for 7 P.M., Wednesday, April 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 in the Korean theater have risen to a difficult point.  North Korea, while normally belligerent, is beginning to show signs of being backed into a corner.  This is coupled with a more aggressive posture by the United States, and U.S. allies beginning to accept the idea of a ~preemptive strike on North Korea.  Additionally, the United States has sent a strike group to Korea in a show of force.  Any reasonable nation would suspect an imminent attack, and this may cause North Korea to react.  A preemptive strike by the United States, while unlikely, can not be ruled out at this time.

The signal-to-noise ratio coming out of the Korean theater is very high, and discerning what is real, what is disinformation, and what is hyperbole, is becoming difficult.

In the event of hostilities, the probability of a nuclear attack on the United States is low, but should not be dismissed entirely.  While some analysts do not believe North Korea has the ability to strike the United States directly, others (including The DEFCON Warning System) do believe the possibility exists.  While North Korea can not strike with accuracy, it is believe they do have the ability to at least reach the United States.  It is also possible to strike ports as well as deliver a nuclear device over a land route, though the U.S. border is more secure than it has been recently.

While recent U.S. action in Syria has caused relations between the United States and Russia to suffer, our analysis of the situation is that this was a one-off event and will have no significant repercussions at this time, though Syria has stepped up its interventions and has warned of further incursions.

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, May 2nd, 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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