DEFCON Warning System – Update 9/1/20

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

There are currently no imminent nuclear threats at this time.

China is sending more signals that it is preparing for overt military action against the United States. Included in this is a military and nuclear build-up, as well as a more aggressive China in several theaters including India as well as Asian. Additionally, Chinese military journalists are publicly urging the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to prepare immediately for an attack by U.S. forces in the South China Sea. It should be noted that nothing gets published in China without the approval of the government and such publication is seen as a tact warning by China.

The situation between India and China continues to be tense, with minor conflicts between the militaries continuing. There have been a number of small wars have been fought between China and India, and signs are that there may be another in the close future.

The United States says that it is now open the possibility of a nuclear agreement with Russia and without China. Some fear that such an agreement will limit the United States in the face of an unrestricted China.

Russia, for its part, has appeared to expand the conditions on which it will use nuclear weapons to now include responding to attacks on its allies. Russia additionally says that any ballistic missile attack on Russia will evoke a nuclear response.

Russia has upgraded its Tu-95MSM strategic bomber to carry 8 nuclear missiles instead of four.

Russia appears to be gearing up to conduct an operation in Belarus at the invitation of the Belarus president. NATO is concerned over election irregularities in recent Belarus election as well as Belarus being a neighbor to Poland. Additionally, the Russian navy has conducted major war games near Alaska involving dozens of ships and aircraft, the biggest such drills in the area since Soviet times. Russia has also executed drills in Baltic sea region.

The U.S. Strategic Command (Stratcom) chief warned that North Korea continues to develop nuclear weapons and that the country’s intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests could pose a threat to the U.S. mainland. The United States estimates that North Korea has between 20 and 60 nuclear bombs and has the capacity to make more.

Iran has finally agreed to let the IAEA to inspect two previously denied sites. The dates and locations of the sites are not being named by either Iran or the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Israel and the United Arab Emirates agree to normalize relations.

The situation between Turkey and Greece continues to simmer, with Turkey taking more overtly aggressive action, and some are concerned that it can lead to open conflict with a NATO member.

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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