DEFCON Level Warning System | DEFCON Levels Condition & Meaning
The meaning of the Defcon level warning System alert status is DEFense readiness CONdition, or DEFCON for short. There are currently 5 Levels in the alert system. The meaning of the Defcon levels is to indicate the current defense readiness condition or warning level status of the United States military.
The Defcon Levels in the warning alert system range from 1 to 5. Defcon level 1 is the highest US military warning status in the system that can be ordered by the Pentagon, such as a current state of war, or heightened nuclear threat and level 5 is the lowest threat condition in the system and mean a current state of peace.
If you are wondering what the current defcon level condition is visit our Current Level page where you will not only find the current level condition but also news flashes, alerts, the doomsday clock time and other important information.
For more information about the defcon levels and what they mean visit our About Page where there is a section devoted to frequently asked questions and answers about the warning alert system. The Levels Page will explain each of the alert levels meaning.