DEFCON Warning System – Update 11/1/20

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

There are currently no imminent nuclear threats at this time.

While hostilities between Azerbaijan and Armenia continue, there remains little threat that it would spill into a wider conflict.  Russia has said, however, that should the battle move to Armenia proper, it would become involved.  At this time, however, we don’t foresee direct action against Turkey by Russia due to its status as a member of NATO.

Additionally, for Russia, the United States has refused an offer by Russia to extend the nuclear arms pact for a year, citing that the agreement would not include nuclear warheads.  Also, Russia has launched what appears to be a trial balloon for a military alliance with China.

Despite warnings from China, the United States is moving forward with arms sales to Taiwan.  China admits ambiguity regarding its nuclear arsenal due to “hostile policies” of the United States.  Meanwhile, Japan continues to expand its military budget as it expresses fears over China and North Korea while North Korea has unveiled its largest road-mobile nuclear missile.

The United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has reached the 50 ratifications needed for entry into force.  The U.N. arms embargo on Iran has expired.

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.

For immediate updates, go to Breaking news and important information can be found on the DEFCON Warning System community forum and on the DEFCON Twitter and Parler feed DEFCONWSAlerts. You may also subscribe to the DEFCON Warning System mailing list. Note that Twitter updates may be subject to delays. The next scheduled update is 2 P.M. Pacific Time, December 1st, 2020. Additional updates will be made as the situation warrants, with more frequent updates at higher alert levels.

This concludes this update of the DEFCON Warning System.

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