This is the DEFCON Warning System. Alert status for 2 P.M., Friday, January 1st, 2021. Condition code is Green. DEFCON 5.
There are currently no imminent nuclear threats at this time.
The United States is preparing to test a hypersonic missile. Meanwhile, the U.S. has passed a Pacific Deterrence Initiative to boost the U.S. military presence and deter China in the Indo-Pacific region.
Japan is to develop missiles capable of striking North Korea, possibly pre-emptively. These missiles also have the range necessary to defend territory claimed by China.
Russian and Chinese warplanes have entered the South Korean Air Defense Zone during the reporting period.
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.