DEFCON Warning System – Update 5/2/17

The DEFCON Warning System
This is the DEFCON Warning System. Alert status for 7 P.M., Tuesday, May 2nd, 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 continue to increase.  While the United States has concluded exerciseswithSouthKorea, assets continue to move into the area.  Numerous Chinese subs have been seen in North Korean waters, along with a large number of U.S. subs.  North Korea continues to advance in submarine-launched ballistic missiles, according to U.N. experts, and appears to be accelerating its programme.  South Korea has established its THAAD system which China sees as a threat and is taking retaliatory measures.  China has placed its bombers on high alert over U.S. posturing.

Continuing in the area, military activity between Japan and China near disputed islands increases while China launches its second aircraft carrier.  Japan continues to reassess its non-combat policy and is beginning to take a more proactive stance with regard to both North Korea and China.The United States says Iran fulfilling terms of nuclear deal, but later says that Iran is not meeting “spirit” of agreement.  Pakistan military doctrine currently includes uses of nuclear weapons if the country believes it would not result in massive retaliation from India, a significantly dangerous theory.

Russia continues to fly bombers near Alaska while NATO deploys troops to Poland and the United States calls for faster deployment of space-warfare weaponry.

Due to continuing tensions in Korea and the volatility of the situation, we are continuing to hold at Blue for the time being.  We will continue to reassess and adjust the code as necessary.  We caution the public to not mistake a lack of headlines in the news as a lowering of hostilities.

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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