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Defcom vs Rainbow Alert

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posted on May, 5 2004 @ 12:50 PM
I know this has probably been answered years ago..
Why was the Defcom system replaced with the
different colored alerts?

posted on May, 5 2004 @ 12:56 PM
Defcon, or Defense Condition is still in use. It is used by the military. I think it is a range from 1 to 6. 6 being world peace and 1 being under attack.

The rainbow alerts are more for public use. The public have a clearer idea of what condition yellow means compared to defcon 3. Also, the colours are significant for immenent and likelyhood of a terrorist attack. Defcon is used more in conjunction with somewhere like N.Korea launching a nuclear weapon.

posted on May, 5 2004 @ 01:13 PM
Ok, so the color alerts measure the likely hood of terrorist activity. The Defcon system is still in use for
military/gov't purposes of warfare potiential.
I did not know about Def com 6. I always thought
Def com 5 was about as peaceful as things could be, not suprising(sp?) as it is the most probable. :-/

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