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: Alert Condition (LERTCON).… Read More

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What is DEFCON?

Introduction The defence readiness condition (DEFCON) is an alert state used by the United States Armed Forces. The DEFCON system was developed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) and unified and specified combatant commands. It prescribes five graduated levels of readiness (or states of alert) for the US military. It increases in severity from… Read More