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Not necessarily - it could be just telling the public that they are expecting and preparing for such and such to happen or have good reason to believe that such and such will happen - something the citizens should know about. I wouldn't expect them to announce their defensive intentions in any detail.
( sorry about that.. is my face red )
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Originally posted by Bedlam
Yep, we're at 3 right now.
You might want to look for another test or a missile launch...shortly. Maybe within 3 days or so.
eta: watch the base gate security levels near you. You should see rifles on the gate now, in some places the guardies will swap out with Marines.edit on 11-4-2013 by Bedlam because: (no reason given)
I think there should be a government site that does give all the lertcon status's in real time
Originally posted by Bedlam
O'course, if you're on SIPRnet, all you've got to do is go to the DRRS site.
It's not that you can't find out. You can find out in gory detail - it's not like you have to be in NORAD HQ to see it. But only the ATSers that are on base or contractors with SIPRnet access have access to it.
You pretty much get DRRS just for the asking, it's not like it's need to know, it's not even TS. Now, at one time, there was a feed that everyone called the "Global News Network", they had talking heads and everything, that came out of NSA. Looked like a sort of amateur CNN, but the news was fascinating. At least if you were into that sort of thing.
The South Korea-US Combined Forces Command raised its “Watchcon” status from 3 to 2 to reflect indications of a “vital threat”, Yonhap news agency said, citing a senior military official.
There are four WATCHCON stages.
WATCHCON 4 is in effect during normal peacetime.
WATCHCON 3 is in effect amidst indications of an important threat.
WATCHCON 2 is in effect amidst indications of a vital threat.
WATCHCON 1 is in effect during wartime.
WATCHCON (Watch Condition) is an alert state system used by and coordinated between the South Korean armed forces and United States Department of Defense to measure reconnaissance posture, utilized often in matters concerning North Korea.
Originally posted by camaro68ss
Defcon 3 was last in place the days after 9/11
Air Force is ready to mobilize in 15 minutes
Earlier on April 10, South Korea and the United States reportedly raised their joint military surveillance alert level, amid indications that North Korea could be preparing for a missile test.