DEFCON Warning System – Update 6/1/2018
This is the DEFCON Warning System.
Alert status for 2 P.M., PDT, Tuesday, June 1, 2018.
Condition code is Green.
There are currently no imminent nuclear threats against the United States at this time.
Despite a brief pause, the summit between the United States and North Korea is back on schedule and will take place June 12 in Singapore. While there is much speculation as to what each side will discuss and what each side is willing to accept, it is important to remember that there has been a long history of pledges ~and broken promises. Do not take at face value anything that comes out of the summit.
The United States has opened the door to flexibility over North Korean nuclear disarmament, despite previous statements to the contrary. North Korea, for its part, has destroyed its nuclear test site in front of journalists, but nuclear inspectors will not be allowed to visit site. Satellite photos have cast doubt in some experts’ minds as to whether the destruction was as complete as it could have been. The CIA warns that North Korea has no intention of giving up its nuclear programme.
The U.S. Congress votes to continue funding low-yield nuclear weapons, which some believe will lead to a lower threshold for battlefield nuclear use. Meanwhile, Russia is to upgrade some of its nuclear-capable missile forces by the end of the year. Additionally, missile-carrying bombers Tu-95MS and Tu-160 armed with modern cruise long-range missiles Kh-101 and Kh-102 will be introduced. Russia plans to build 5th-generation nuclear sub with hypersonic missiles by 2027.
Russia has increased its naval activity in international waters close to Norway and its military capabilities are a growing concern. However, there has been reported lower air activity the Baltic region then in previous months, however higher air activity in the Middle East.
Russia has completed its first shipment of advanced anti-aircraft missile system to Syria, while Israel is reported to have told Russia that Israel will expand its military operations to all of Syria.
The United States has withdrawn from the Iranian nuclear deal. Iran says it is making preparations to restart its nuclear program on an industrial scale. Some experts believe they have found signs of a secret long range missile research facility in Iran. Saudi Arabia says it will pursue nuclear weapons if Iran does.
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