A typical Thursday night for many Americans was shattered by the sound air-raid sirens and fighter jets being scrambled. With tensions between Russia and the US reaching levels not seen since the Cold War, many fear the possibility of a full scale nuclear war.
Reports of sirens, aircraft, and even artillery fire were reported all across North America on October 13th. Residents of San Diego, California even posted a video of aircraft taking off from the Marine base in Camp Pendleton.
According to Defcon Warning System, the alert status for 8 P.M., Thursday, October 13th, 2016 was Condition code is Yellow, DEFCON 3. There are currently no imminent threats of nuclear war against the United States at this time. However the situation is considered fluid and can change rapidly.
Relations between Russia and the US have been at a steady decline ever since the annexation of the Crimea and the subsequent conflict in Ukraine. And despite agreeing to cooperate in order to fight ISIS is Syria; tensions still flare up mainly due to the Russians backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The situation between the two countries can now be compared to the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. As CNN describes it, “It’s not a new Cold War. It’s not even a deep chill. It’s an outright conflict.”
DEFCON WARNING SYSTEM: Your One Stop Shop For Nuclear Threats Against The United States
DEFCON Warning System (DWS) is a non-government website which focuses on nuclear threats to the United States and is not affiliated with any of the four branches of the military. The DEFCON levels of the US Military are kept classified and whose revelation could compromise the country’s security.
Due to the fact that nuclear threats are a highly sensitive subject, the government is currently controlling the spread of information regarding the matter. By the time authorities announce the start of a full scale nuclear war it would already be too late.
DWS analyses current DEFCON levels through the current situations between Russia and the United States. However citizens are still urged not to rely on DWS for any strategic planning. At all times, citizens are urged to learn what steps to take in the event of a nuclear attack.