DEFCON 3: US nuclear attack warning ‘upgraded to level 3’ as Moscow prepares for WAR
From the Daily Star:
AMERICA is edging closer to nuclear armageddon after upgrading its attack “defence readiness”, it has been claimed.
The defense readiness condition, dubbed DEFCON, is an alert system used by the US military to indicate the risk of nuclear war.
The system has five levels of readiness, or states of alert, increasing in severity from DEFCON 5 – the least severe – to DEFCON 1 – the most severe.he current DEFCON level is understood to be 5 – the lowest state of readiness.
The Obama administration is contemplating an unprecedented cyber covert action against Russia in retaliation for alleged Russian interference in the American presidential election, U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News.
If its covert, why are they telling us?
Current and former officials with direct knowledge of the situation say the CIA has been asked to deliver options to the White House for a wide-ranging “clandestine” cyber operation designed to harass and “embarrass” the Kremlin leadership.
The sources did not elaborate on the exact measures the CIA was considering, but said the agency had already begun opening cyber doors, selecting targets and making other preparations for an operation.
Former intelligence officers told NBC News that the agency had gathered reams of documents that could expose unsavory tactics by Russian President Vladimir Putin.