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