DEFCON Warning System – Update 12/2/18

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

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

Russia has attacked and captured Ukraine vessels in the Sea of Azov. While Ukraine makes noises of war, no other country seems to be moving in that direction. The United States has stated that the current crises is a European problem, indicating that the U.S. will not get involved. Additionally, Germany has refused a request to get involved. This does not mean that escalation is not possible. This is highly dependent on what Russia will do and how NATO will respond. The DEFCON Warning System is currently more concerned that Russia is beginning to follow the China example in that it is finding that there is no one who will oppose its military moves. This will likely lead to more aggressive movements by Russia in the near future.

As the United States continues to consider withdrawing from the intermediate range nuclear weapon treaty, Russia has warned of an “efficient response” if the United States deploys intermediate-range missiles in Europe, implicity threatening any country that hosts U.S. nuclear weapons.

North Korea has threatens to restart nuclear weapons programme if U.S. does not provide sanctions relief. It must be noted that North Korea has continued to expand operations at its main nuclear site and that South Korea spy agency have reported that North Korea is continuing to miniaturize nuclear warheads.

United States say it may resume large-scale joint military exercises with South Korea if there continues to be no tangible progress on the denuclearization of North Korea. However, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the United States and South Korea will scale back a major military exercise next spring to avoid setting back diplomacy over North Korea’s nuclear weapons.

India’s first domestically built nuclear-powered submarine has completed its first patrol in a signal to both Pakistan and China and now says its nuclear triad is complete. China has begun construction on third aircraft carrier and Iran has test-fired a medium range ballistic missile that’s capable of carrying multiple warheads.

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This concludes this broadcast of the DEFCON Warning System.

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