The DEFCON Warning System

Ongoing Geointel and Analysis in the theater of nuclear war. Established 1984

DEFCON Warning System – Update 10/1/23

This is the DEFCON Warning System. Alert status for 9 P.M. UTC, Sunday, October 1st, 2023.  Condition code is Green.  DEFCON 5.

There are currently no imminent nuclear threats at this time.

Russia is to conduct a nationwide nuclear drill on October 3rd.  The United States will hold a national alert test October 4th.  These are only drills, and their timing is coincidental.  There is no cause for concern as to the timing of these events.  Continue to monitor The DEFCON Warning System for up-to-date information on any nuclear threat.

Norway says that Russian forces near Norway are at “20% or less” than before the Ukraine war started.  Russia says the West is directly at war with Russia through the Ukraine conflict.  Belarus says that it cannot envision a situation in which it would enter Russia’s war with Ukraine.  Meanwhile, the United Kingdom is discussing sending troops to Ukraine as advisors.

The International Atomic Energy Agency reports that Iran has 121.6 kilograms of uranium enriched to 60%.   Saudi Arabia says that if Iran gets a nuclear weapon, Saudi Arabia will pursue one as well.

The United States held exercises with Armenia, which Russia referred to as “worrying”.  The U.S. Space Force conducted the first launch of a new constellation of early warning satellites designed to track Chinese or Russian spacecraft that could potentially disable or damage orbiting American systems.

North Korea has launched a newly built tactical nuclear attack submarine while China has published a 10-Dash line map, claiming more territory from other countries.

The IAEA sees no rise in tritium level near Fukushima Daiichi, the site of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

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 www.defconwarningsystem.com.  Breaking news and important information can be found on the DEFCON Warning System community forum and on the DEFCON Twitter 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 9 P.M. UTC, November 1st, 2023.  Additional updates will be made as the situation warrants, with more frequent updates at higher alert levels.

This concludes this report of the DEFCON Warning System.

Ongoing Geointel and Analysis in the theater of nuclear war.

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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.