defense readiness condition


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defense readiness condition

A uniform system of progressive alert postures for use between the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the commanders of unified and specified commands and for use by the Services. Defense readiness conditions are graduated to match situations of varying military severity (status of alert). Defense readiness conditions are identified by the short title DEFCON (5), (4), (3), (2), and (1), as appropriate. Also called DEFCON.
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The Secretary also recommended raising the defense readiness condition, which was striking because it would have been the first time it was changed in response to activity in North Korea.
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