FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DEFCON Warning System – Update 9/24/2017
This is the DEFCON Warning System.
Alert status for 7 P.M., PDT, Sunday, September 24, 2017.
Condition code is Blue.
There are currently no imminent nuclear threats against the United States at this time, however there are events occurring in the world theatre which require closer monitoring.
North Korea has successfully conducted its sixth nuclear test, which experts have determined was of a hydrogen bomb. The explosion was much larger than any previous detected. The detonation collapsed the underground test tunnel and released radiation into the environment. Monitoring stations record no health hazards. The DEFCON Warning System closed its radiation report on the incident a few days later with no further recordings of radiation.
North Korea has shown a propaganda video of an H-Bomb being loaded onto a missile, though there is question as to whether it is real and if it can actually fly. South Korea believes that North Korea can mount a nuclear warhead on a missile and the United States believes North Korea has up to sixty nuclear bombs.
The United States is to enhance Japan’s missile defence, which is likely to provoke China which does not want missile defenses in the area. However, South Korea is not considering redeployment of tactical nuclear weapons.
North Korea has made claims ability to generate an EMP attack. While some experts do not believe that North Korea has the ability to strike the United States, others believe North Korea has this capability. The DEFCON Warning System shares this belief. North Korean Nuclear weapons appear to be designed to be used both strategically as well as tactically, meaning the weapons are designed for battlefield use. Additionally, there are signs that North Korea is building a nuclear submarine.
The United States claims it has a military plan that does not put Seoul at risk, though South Korea is against any kind of pre-emptive attack on the North. Meanwhile, North Korea hints at an upcoming nuclear detonation in Pacific Ocean. The United States has sent B1 bombers off of North Korea in show of force and the USS Ronald Reagan is conducting drills with Japanese and South Korean forces off the Korean Peninsula.
In other parts of the world, the United States is to extend sanctions relief over Iran’s nuclear programme while Iran unveils a new ballistic missile. There are conflicting opinions in the United States whether Iran is complying with the nuclear deal. Others speculate that Iran is continuing its nuclear research outside the country in order to evade the deal, likely with help of North Korea.
Russia has warned the United States it would target areas in Syria where U.S. special forces and U.S.-backed militia were operating if its own forces came under fire from them. Meanwhile, the United States has set a schedules of regular patrols for South China Sea.
The DEFCON Warning System is a private intelligence organization which has monitored and assessed nuclear threats against the United States by national entities since 1984. 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.
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