DEFCON Level Warning System | 2020 Current Alert Status Now
The Defcon level alert System is officially known as DEFense readiness CONdition. There are currently Five Defcon Levels, which indicate the current defense readiness condition of the US military.
The Defcon level alert system only reflects external threats to the United States. The Defcon levels do not reflect internal threats such as that of civil war within the country, riots or other threats happening from within.
The Defcon Levels range from alert status 1 to alert status 5. Defcon level 1 is the highest US military alert status such as a current state of war, or heightened nuclear threat and Defcon level 5 is the systems lowest threat condition such as a current state of peace.