DEFCON Warning System – Update 7/1/18

This is the DEFCON Warning System. Alert status for 2 P.M., Sunday, July 1st, 2018. Condition code is Green. DEFCON 5.

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

Analysis of North Korea’s destruction of its nuclear testing site reveal that explosions were superficial and insufficient to destroy the facility. Some experts are expressing the belief that some tunnels are still usable. Technical equipment was also removed prior to detonation, allowing North Korea to restart or continue its nuclear programme. This goes in line with recent statements that U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that North Korea is attempting to secretly make more nuclear fuel suitable for weapons despite the Singapore Summit. Additionally, commercial satellite imagery from June 21 indicates that improvements to the infrastructure at North Korea‚Äôs Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center are continuing at a rapid pace.

Continuing in Korean, North Korea has signed a document restating its position to denuclearize Korean theater. Analyists note the wording of the statement, which implies that there are to be no nuclear weapons in South Korea as well. The United States says it will stop war games with South Korea while North Korea ends anti-U.S. propaganda. Syria is to meet with North Korea.

Iran has notified the International Atomic Energy Agency that it has launched a plan to increase its uranium enrichment capacity and has reopened an enrichment plant. Additional movements by Iran are expected as the Iran nuclear deal falls apart, with the United States pressuring the European Union to place more sanctions on Iran.

China and Uganda agree to nuclear cooperation while China lands its first bomber on South China Sea Island, continuing the militarization of the area. The United States is to bolster its nuclear-sniffing aircraft with modified C-130’s. Canada and Ukraine agree to increase military cooperation.

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.

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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