History Main / DEFCONFive

24th Apr '16 2:58:50 PM triscion
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* In VideoGame/ActOfWar, and it's SpiritualSuccessor VideoGame/ActOfAggression, The US Tech tree is represented by the DEFCON system. At DEFCON 3 (the starting level) they're limited to basic infantry and light armor units; DEFCON 2 they break out the heavy armor (including the mighty Abrams tank) and attack aircraft; at DEFCON 1, their special forces come to the front lines and allows the use of Tactical Nuclear weapons.

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* In VideoGame/ActOfWar, and it's SpiritualSuccessor VideoGame/ActOfAggression, The US Tech tree is represented by the DEFCON system. At DEFCON 3 (the starting level) they're limited to basic infantry and light armor units; DEFCON 2 they break out the heavy armor (including the mighty Abrams tank) and attack aircraft; at DEFCON 1, their the special forces come to the front lines and allows the use of Tactical Nuclear weapons.weapons are authorized for use.
24th Apr '16 2:56:55 PM triscion
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* In VideoGame/ActOfWar, and it's SpiritualSuccessor VideoGame/ActOfAggression, The US Tech tree is represented by the DEFCON system. At DEFCON 3 (the starting level) they're limited to basic infantry and light armor units; DEFCON 2 the break out the heavy armor (including the mighty Abrams tank) and attack aircraft; DEFCON 1 allows for the use of tactical Nuclear weapons.

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* In VideoGame/ActOfWar, and it's SpiritualSuccessor VideoGame/ActOfAggression, The US Tech tree is represented by the DEFCON system. At DEFCON 3 (the starting level) they're limited to basic infantry and light armor units; DEFCON 2 the they break out the heavy armor (including the mighty Abrams tank) and attack aircraft; at DEFCON 1 1, their special forces come to the front lines and allows for the use of tactical Tactical Nuclear weapons.
8th Mar '16 9:33:40 AM FF32
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* Done correctly in ''VideoGame:MetalGearSolid:PeaceWalker''. The Americans go into Defcon 3 when NORAD detects unidentified targets, and move onto Defcon 2 when they're confirmed to be multiple Soviet [=ICBMs=] targeting the west coast, and the Americans prepare their own missiles in response.

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* Done correctly in ''VideoGame:MetalGearSolid:PeaceWalker''.''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker''. The Americans go into Defcon 3 when NORAD detects unidentified targets, and move onto Defcon 2 when they're confirmed to be multiple Soviet [=ICBMs=] targeting the west coast, and the Americans prepare their own missiles in response.
4th Mar '16 3:55:08 PM skidoo23
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This is incorrect, and this trope is about the misuse of these terms. DEFCON 5 (codename "FADE OUT"[[note]]These codenames are used during exercises to avoid confusion with the real deal[[/note]]) is the ''lowest'' state of alert, aka completely tranquil peace time. DEFCON 1 (codename "[[DramaticGunCock COCKED PISTOL]]") is the highest, referring to a confirmed state of nuclear war. The use of nuclear weapons is authorized here, but they will still require unlock codes from high authority. The highest state reached for the Strategic Air Command in US history was DEFCON 2 (codename "FAST PACE", during the Cuban Missile Crisis), the Gulf War also led to forces in the Middle East reaching DEFCON 2, for obvious reasons -- i.e., actually being at war. The Yom Kippur War of 1973 saw a brief period at DEFCON 3 (codename "ROUND HOUSE", with some forces in the Middle East being at 2), as did 9/11. It's important to note that DEFCON levels can be limited to geographical regions, DEFCON 2 during the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Gulf War were limited to the affected regions. The highest that the worldwide DEFCON level has ever risen to is 3. Currently the DEFCON level is at 5.

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This is incorrect, and this trope is about the misuse of these terms. DEFCON 5 (codename "FADE OUT"[[note]]These codenames are used during exercises to avoid confusion with the real deal[[/note]]) is the ''lowest'' state of alert, aka completely tranquil peace time. DEFCON 1 (codename "[[DramaticGunCock COCKED PISTOL]]") is the highest, referring to a confirmed state of nuclear war. The use of nuclear weapons is authorized here, but they will still require unlock codes from high authority. The highest state reached for the Strategic Air Command in US history was DEFCON 2 (codename "FAST PACE", during the Cuban Missile Crisis), the Gulf War also led to forces in the Middle East reaching DEFCON 2, for obvious reasons -- i.e., actually being at war. The Yom Kippur War of 1973 saw a brief period at DEFCON 3 (codename "ROUND HOUSE", with some forces in the Middle East being at 2), as did 9/11. It's important to note that DEFCON levels can be limited to geographical regions, DEFCON 2 during the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Gulf War were limited to the affected regions. The highest that the worldwide DEFCON level has ever risen to is 3. Currently the DEFCON level is at 5.\n
9th Jan '16 3:57:33 PM triscion
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* In VideoGame/ActOfWar, and it's SpiritualSuccessor VideoGame/ActOfAggression, The US Tech tree is represented by the DEFCON system. At DEFCON 3 (the starting level) they're limited to basic infantry and light armor units; DEFCON 2 the break out the heavy armor (including the mighty Abrams tank) and attack aircraft; DEFCON 1 allows for the use of tactical Nuclear weapons.
8th Jan '16 12:37:42 PM triscion
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* DEFCON 4: Increased intelligence watch and strengthened security measures. Code Name: [[DoubleTake DOUBLE TAKE]][[note]]seems that someone in the military had a odd sense of humor[[/note]]

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* DEFCON 4: Increased intelligence watch and strengthened security measures. Code Name: [[DoubleTake DOUBLE TAKE]][[note]]seems that someone in the military had a an odd sense of humor[[/note]]
8th Jan '16 12:31:55 PM triscion
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* DEFCON 5: Lowest state of readiness - this is the normal state of readiness in peacetime.
* DEFCON 4: Increased intelligence watch and strengthened security measures
* DEFCON 3: Increase in force readiness above that required for normal readiness. Air Force ready to mobilize in 15 minutes - this is the first truly "shit is about to get real" phase of the levels.
* DEFCON 2: War is imminent. Armed Forces ready to deploy and engage in less than 6 hours - this is the highest level ever reached in history.
* DEFCON 1: Nuclear war is imminent.

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* DEFCON 5: Lowest state of readiness - this is the normal state of readiness in peacetime.
peacetime. Code name: FADE OUT
* DEFCON 4: Increased intelligence watch and strengthened security measures
measures. Code Name: [[DoubleTake DOUBLE TAKE]][[note]]seems that someone in the military had a odd sense of humor[[/note]]
* DEFCON 3: Increase in force readiness above that required for normal readiness. Air Force ready to mobilize in 15 minutes - this is the first truly "shit is about to get real" phase of the levels.
levels. Code Name: ROUND HOUSE
* DEFCON 2: War is imminent. Armed Forces ready to deploy and engage in less than 6 hours - this is the highest level ever reached in history.
history. Code Name: FAST PACE
* DEFCON 1: Nuclear war is imminent.
imminent. Code Name: COCKED PISTOL
8th Jan '16 8:20:27 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* Used correctly in ''Series/StargateSG1'', notably the episode ''Full Alert''. The progress from condition to condition is treated with appropriate gravity.

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* Used correctly in ''Series/StargateSG1'', notably such as the episode ''Full Alert''. The progress from condition to condition is treated with appropriate gravity.



* During ABC's pre-debate coverage of the third Democratic presidential primary debate, one of the people on TV mentioned Hillary Clinton's campaign going to [[BeyondTheImpossible DEFCON 7]] over the data breach from the Bernie Sanders campaign.

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* During ABC's pre-debate coverage of the third Democratic presidential primary debate, debate in 2015, one of the people on TV mentioned Hillary Clinton's campaign going to [[BeyondTheImpossible [[UpToEleven DEFCON 7]] over the data breach from the Bernie Sanders campaign.
19th Dec '15 5:32:40 PM Dwedit
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* During ABC's pre-debate coverage of the third Democratic presidential primary debate, one of the people on TV mentioned Hillary Clinton's campaign going to DEFCON 7 over the data breach from the Bernie Sanders campaign.

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* During ABC's pre-debate coverage of the third Democratic presidential primary debate, one of the people on TV mentioned Hillary Clinton's campaign going to [[BeyondTheImpossible DEFCON 7 7]] over the data breach from the Bernie Sanders campaign.
19th Dec '15 5:31:19 PM Dwedit
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