Relations between the U.S. and Russia soured during the Crimean invasion, and it has been steadily going downhill ever since. Talks are that a war between the two nuclear superpower is imminent. For real?
As stated earlier by Morning News USA in a report, security level in the U.S. as well as in Canada has been raised to DEFCON 3 which is nothing less than alarming. Vigilant Shield, a command and exercise program by the Canadian North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) has seen a massive start on Thursday, much ahead of schedule.
The same can be said of Global Thunder, a military drill run by the U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC).
Both Vigilant Shield and Global Thunder are usually carried out around November.
Numerous reports of blaring of air-raid sirens and scrambling of fighter jets from all across North America flooded the social media on late Thursday as a fear of an impending attack filled the air. San Diego, Tacoma and even Canada reported booms of artillery fire, although the current DEFCON 3 condition only seems to be Code Yellow.
Stated earlier in a report by Morning News USA, the military bases in both the U.S. and Canada are “filled with activity”. The condition is anticipated as nothing less than a full blown invasion.
As CNN describes the situation in a report, “It’s not a new Cold War. It’s not even a deep chill. It’s an outright conflict.”
NORAD, on Saturday, has issued a public service announcement regarding the increased intensity of their drills.
Meanwhile, in Russia, the citizens are being encouraged to look for bomb shelters and arrange gas-masks, including guidelines being provided on how to prepare for a nuclear attack, reported the Express.
President Vladimir Putin has ordered the evacuation of 40 million people in a military drill, a situation that should not be overlooked by the U.S. at any cost.
There are currently no imminent threats of nuclear war against the United States at this time, a correspondent from Morning News USA reported, however the situation is considered fluid and can change rapidly.
Russia backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad despite agreeing to conjointly fight the ISIS in Syria is the alleged bone of contention between the two nations. Apparently, the very same reason has led to the current state of affairs both in the U.S. and Russia.