DEFCON 2 Condition Level - Fast Pace Or Red Alert Status
What Is DEFCON 2 Or "Fast Pace" Warning Level?DEFCON 2, or "fast pace" is a "Red Alert" condition and means we are at the next step to war or a nuclear threat. During DEFCON 2 level the United States Armed Forces are ready and prepared to ship out in 6 hours or less.
The color for DEFCON 2 alert level is red. Red alert status, or fast pace has been reached only once for the SAC, or strategic air command during the cold war Cuban missile criss in October 26, 1962 but changed to level 3 after a short time.