DEFCON Warning System – Update 11/26/17


DEFCON Warning System – Update 11/26/2017

This is the DEFCON Warning System.

Alert status for 7 P.M., PDT, Sunday, November 26, 2017.

Condition code is Green.


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

The situation in the Korean theater remains tense, however there has been a downturn in the amount of rhetoric coming from both North Korea and the United States since the last update period. Nevertheless, North Korea is still determined to develop its nuclear program, and a lack of major news coming from the region should not lull the public into a false sense of security. Most likely North Korea will not test another nuclear weapon until it gets its underground facility repaired. In the meantime, North Korea is using the time to placate China in an attempt to drive a wedge between China and the United States over the nuclear issue. Be aware of this: North Korea will test another nuclear weapon despite any assurances it is giving to the Chinese behind closed doors.Japan has agreed that dialogue will not work with North Korea over its nuclear program, but that aggressive action is needed. China has stated that it wants North Korea to denuclearize and is increasing sanctions against the country. South Korea warns North Korea could develop a missile capable of reaching the United States mainland very soon. North Korea states that its nuclear program targets no country other than the United States.

The United States is to deploy six stealth fighters to South Korea for exercises, the first time this has happened. Meanwhile, there are signs of North Korea military preparing for its annual winter drills.

The United States has begun researching the development of a ground-based cruise missile currently banned by treaty with Russia. Russia, for its part, has launched a sub with longer range nuclear missiles and deeper diving ability than the U.S. Ohio Class submarine.

While the tension of the Syria conflict seems to be winding down, at least for the foreseeable future, new heightened tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran – with Lebanon caught in the middle – have led to attention now being focused on those three countries instead of Syria. It should be noted that Saudi Arabia supported Syrian rebel forces in the Syrian conflict, while Iran supported the government forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. Iran has warned that any war in the area would lead to an attack on Israel.

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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