DEFCON Warning System – Update 5/23/2017

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This is the DEFCON Warning System. Alert status for 7 P.M., Tuesday, May 23rd, 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.

The United States and North Korea continue to face off, with tensions continuing to escalate.  Many assets have been moved into the area, and North Korea continues to advance its nuclear program.  A North Korean missile has successfully re-entered the atmosphere, a significant step in its ICBM tech.  North Korea is also building artificial islands and installing military installations on them.

With Moon’s election to South Korea’s presidency, we expect significant changes to North Korean policy, including a revisit of the so-called sunshine policy, however South Korea will still be bound by United Nation resolutions which will hamper some of Moon’s efforts.  The United States has stated a willingness to leave North Korea’s leader Kim in place if Pyongyang scraps nukes, an insulting offer to the North.

At this time, we are leaving the alert code at Blue due to continued tensions.  We will wait to see if the current situation becomes the new normal.  We continue to caution the public that the Korean theater is very volatile and can erupt with little warning.

Elsewhere, Russia has sent three warships into NATO waters after a U.S. vessel arrived in Baltic Sea.  The United States has signed a security information agreement with Georgia, which potentially paves the way for future security agreements with the country.  Additionally, the country of Montenegro will join NATO this week, spurning Russia.

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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