DEFCON Warning System – Update 2/26/19

Update 3/11/18 10:30 AM – DEFCON 5

This is the DEFCON Warning System. Alert status for 10:20 P M, Tuesday, February 26th 2019. Condition code is Blue. DEFCON 4.

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.

Hostilities between India and Pakistan have increased measurably over the last few days as attacks have occurred between the two countries. While there are often skirmishes between the historical enemies, these new attacks indicate an escalation that has the possibility of spiraling. Although each country has made moves to try and de-escalate, military action indicate increased hostilities.

The order of major events are as follows:

India was attacked by forces which India claims are linked to Pakistan.

India retaliates by striking in Pakistan.

Pakistan has reportedly shot down two Indian fighters.

Pakistan has stated that it will retaliate for the bombing.

While India and Pakistan have fought wars in the recent past, and they have come close to war numerous times, this does not mean that war is inevitable.

Additionally, should war break out, it is highly unlikely that the United States will be involved. Russia and China, for their part, also have shown no sign of taking sides militarily.

If hostilities break out, it is likely to be limited. In the event of a nuclear conflict, it will not involve the United States.

At this time, The DEFCON Warning System feels it is prudent for the public to make itself more aware of the events occurring between India and Pakistan in the unlikely event that escalation continues. At all times, citizens are urges to learn what steps to take in the event of a nuclear conflict.

We will continue to monitor the situation.

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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