Ease up folks, the missiles aren't inbound yet.
I suppose the DWS twitter updates are from monitoring whole band widths. With the large scale exercises going on, snatches of RT will be heard, along with phrases like 'strike package' and 'ground targets', but this is just chatter, picking worth while data out of that soup is like...eating soup with a fork. Tactical comms are all encrypted these days, anyway, or over datalinks, so you're not going to get a whole lot of voice traffic.
The global HF net transmits in the clear, but its coded, so the messages are warning orders to the effect of 'hey! A-holes! get out your code book and look on page ten!' or such like.
What we have here confirmed, and the reason the site DEFCON is pushed to yellow is the frequency of specific call signs coming up on the USAF Global High Frequency nets, specifically the SKYKING call sign, which is associated with the nuclear command and control system-in the old days, SAC HQ at Offut.
SKYKING messages are not unusual, usually several a day on the USAFGHF. The sudden surge in activity is unusual. A 'Snapcount' call is alarming, in as much as that one is instructing alert forces to open up the safe and get the red binder's on the same page. All this speaks to is a heightened C&C posture.
So something is up. Probably indications that the Northern Fleets nuclear forces-the eight missile boats-may have sortied- something the russians don't do much of these days, and/or the RSVN-RF is in on the exercise. The 'inbound' reports from this morning could have been an airliner with a transponder on the wrong push, or Ivan sending a ferret to buzz the ADIZ- not overly alarming, it happens every day.
All this means to us is:
Keep a radio on an EBS station, or reliable news station-preferably both.
Check your bug out bag, top up the tank in the motor, check your tyres and vehicle condition if you are a scooter, give a quick inventory for any top-up items if you are sheltering in place. Batteries, water, fuel, dogfood, meds, weed, fronta's, ect, ect. Hit wallyworld tonight if you have any top up stores to buy.
Adjust you mental fitness state to heightened awareness, discuss plans with family or your troop or what ever so you are all on the same page.
Light up a big blunt.
The world isn't ending right this moment.
Maybe tomorrow, maybe not, maybe next week.
Life goes on.