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DEFCON 1...The Ultimate Checkmate

DEFCON 1...The Ultimate Checkmate

kboyer309
Aug 29, 2013, 6:43 AM 4

The Highest confirmed level of DEFCON ever...............................................

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occurred during the Cuban Missle Crisis of 1962...

October 22...Strategic Air Command (SAC) ordered to DEFCON 2.

Other Readiness Flashpoints in history...

Yom Kippur War 1973...DEFCON 3.

September 11, 2001...DEFCON 3.

Defense Readiness Condition...

Defcon 1...

Code name Cocked Pistol, or Maximum Readiness...Nuclear War is Imminent.  These terms have been used since at least 1960 from a North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) exercise.

 

Developed in 1959 by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. 

 

Here's moving "Down" the scale of Readiness...

 

DEFCON 2...One step from all-out Nuclear War....C o l o r    R E D

 

DEFCON 3...Forces On Alert, Above Normal...C o l o r    Y E L L O W

 

DEFCON 4...Intelligence/Security Elevated......C o l o r    G R E E N

 

DEFCON 5...Lowest State of Readiness...............C o l o r     B L U E

 

And now a word from possibly the last REAL President of the United States...

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