America’s nuclear warning system DEFCON has been upgraded as tensions between the US and North Korea reach a critical boiling point. Last week US President  threatened the hermit state with “fire and fury” should it continue to test missiles and issue threats to the West. Now, the Defcon warning system, which has monitored and


assessed nuclear threats against the US for more than 33 years, has been upped from its lowest level to level four. A report said while there does not appear to be an “imminent nuclear threat”, there are events which are beginning to require close attention. The statement said: “Tensions between  and the United States are reaching almost a fever pitch, with new threats coming out every day. READ MORE