DEFCON Warning System – Update 3/1/20

This is the DEFCON Warning System. Alert status for 2 P.M., Sunday, March 1st, 2020. Condition code is Green. DEFCON 5.

China is testing an intercontinental hypersonic weapon capable of flying at low altitudes, making it difficult to provide “precise warning” by a targeted country. China has also fired a laser weapon at American aircraft. The laser was not visible to the naked eye and was only detected by sensors.

The number of Russian large ocean-going warships will significantly decrease over the next few years as Russia has trouble with delays over construction capacity.

Despite sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, the United States continues to issue wavers to Russia, China, and Europe to assist Iran with its nuclear facilities, including a heavy water plant and enrichment facility.

The United States evaluates its ability to land military transport planes at Norway’s air base on the island of Jan Mayen in the North Atlantic, alarming Russia which sees the U.S. moving further into the area.

The United States is not looking for any further negotiations with North Korea prior to the 2020 U.S. Presidential elections.

The United States and South Korea have indefinitely postponed military exercises due to the coronavirus outbreak. Elsewhere, Israel cancels joint exercise with U.S. European Command due to coronavirus fears.

While the coronavirus has captured news headlines and has affected numerous States, including North Korea, China, and the United States, citizens are cautioned not to become hyperfocused on this one issue. Much continues to happen in the world beyond the coronavirus headlines. We will continue to monitor and report events of significance.

The DEFCON Warning System is a private intelligence organization which has monitored and assessed nuclear threats 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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