Below are the current live open source intelligence (OSINT) overall Defcon level status, and regional readiness alert estimates for each combatant command in the U.S. Military. Check each combatant command section for current raised Defcon Level Warning System alerts.
This alerts page has been updated to include the overall alert level. We noticed people are confusing the overall level with the regional levels, so we've made it more clear. As always, these are current estimates based on the geopolitical situation and open source intelligence (OSINT). We do not provide access to classified government information, we are a private intelligence organization.
To find out what the overall defcon alert level is go to the Overall Level page. Confused about what we do? Read the FAQ on our About Page. To view all alerts, visit the Alerts Page.
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Click this link for Official Level Changes. For real-time public alert level estimates based on Open Source intelligence (OSINT) look to the below levels. The live alerts below are not officially released levels, they are based on real-time analysis by our intelligence team.
Read Our About Page Before Using: What is the connection between the overall alert level, and regional alert levels? Although the regional alert levels may seem to affect the overall alert level, they are not inherently connected and are separate level systems.
The regional levels indicate military readiness for each region, while the overall level is more of an indicator for risk of overall war and/or nuclear conflict but not necessarily nuclear conflict which has its own indicator on this page.
The only reason the regional levels might seem to influence the overall level system would be because specific events may affect both level systems, not necessarily because the level systems affect or influence one another.
Current Nuclear Risk Level For United States (OSINT Estimate)