This is the DEFCON Warning System. Alert status for 2 P.M., Wednesday, July 1st, 2020. Condition code is Green. DEFCON 5.
Russian President Vladimir Putin endorsed Russia’s nuclear deterrent policy which allows him to use atomic weapons in response to a conventional strike. Russia also says it will soon have the ability to counter hypersonic weapons.
Recently, a source of radiation which was detected in northern Europe. Analysis has determined that it poses no risk to health, but it is still unknown what the source of radiation was.
China and India mass troops along a contested border. In a small battle, troops on both sides were killed. The countries hold a third round of talks, but military build-ups continue. Additionally, China is starting military exercises around the Paracel islands in the South China Sea. India and Australia have signed pacts to strengthen military ties in the face of a more aggressive China.
Iran has continued to increase its stockpiles of enriched uranium and remains in violation of its deal with world powers, according to the United Nations’ atomic watchdog. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) also says that for more than four months Iran has been blocking inspections of two suspect locations. Iran is attempting to establish a new permanent base in the Gulf of Oman and the entry to the Indian Ocean. Iran is also developing a missile which can reach central Europe and parts of northern Europe.
Over at NATO, the United States is reducing troop presence in Germany by 9,500 and caps the number of U.S. service members who are in Germany at any one time at a total of 25,000 troops.
North Korea is to return troops into previously demilitarized zones. North Korea has also destroyed an inter-liaison office between North and South Korea and says there is no future for relations between the two countries. Amid mounting tensions, the United States has sent strategic bombers the Korean Peninsula and has deployed three nuclear-driven aircraft carriers and strategic bomber jets near the Korean Peninsula.
Japan is to consider strike capability to replace missile defense system.
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