What is WATCHCON?

Introduction

Watch Condition (WATCHCON) is an alert state system used by and coordinated between the South Korean armed forces and United States Department of Defence to measure reconnaissance posture, utilised often in matters concerning North Korea.

Other Systems

Should not be confused with similar systems used by the US military, such as:

Levels

There are four WATCHCON levels.

LevelDescription
WATCHCON 4In effect during normal peacetime.
WATCHCON 3In effect amidst indications of an important threat.
WATCHCON 2In effect amidst indications of a vital threat.
WATCHCON 1In effect during wartime.
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