What Is Defcon Level 5 Or "Fade Out"?Defcon 5, also called "Fade Out" or "blue alert" is the lowest or normal state of readiness. Level five means we are at a complete and total state of peace and have no immediate need to be on alert.
Some people have mistakenly believe that Defcon 5 is the highest state of readiness and that level 1 is the lowest state of readiness.
This line of thought has been driven into popularity as a result of movies depicting level five as high alert and one as normal status. The opposite is true however. 5 is the lowest and 1 is the highest.