DEFCON Warning System – Update 8/2/20

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

There are currently no imminent nuclear threats at this time.

Russia says its new Early Warning Missile Attack space system is to be deployed by 2024. With regard to the INF treaty with the United States, Russia says it is impossible to return treaty, citing impossible conditions set by the United States. Intelligence reports indicate that Russia appears to have test-launched a weapon from one of its satellites, in violation of weapons-in-space agreements.

Additionally, in Russia’s sphere of influence, Ukraine’s American-supplied Javelin anti-tank missiles are to be be moved up to Ukraine’s front lines.\

China says it is willing to engage in tri-lateral talks, but only if the U.S. reduces its nuclear arsenal to China’s level. No report on if China is making the same demand of Russia.US Rejects All Major China Claims in South China Sea. The United States has shut down a China consulate amid spying accusations. In retaliation, China has shut down one of the United States’ consulates in its territory.

Of special note: China appears to begin internal preparations for possibly military action.

A military official of Iran’s Navy has announced that Iran plans to produce supersonic cruise missiles.

U.S. Congressional Research Service reports that North Korea is working to build a nuclear warfighting capable missile designed to evade ballistic missile defense (BMD) systems. South Korea and the United States agree to permit South Korea to use rockets with solid fuel, allowing South Korea to build a spy satellite. North Korea is likely to see this as a move to more offensive capabilities. North Korea continues uranium enrichment.

The United States Energy and Water appropriators voted to block funding sought to develop a new submarine-launched nuclear warhead design.

Israel has expressed concern that they will lose support from the United States should the Democrat Party take control of the government in January 2021.

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 update of the DEFCON Warning System.

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