Pentagon announces DEFCON 2 for Europe and DEFCON 3 for US


The military department of the United States, in connection with the alleged likelihood of Russia using weapons of mass destruction during the Ukrainian special operation, announced the DEFCON 2 combat readiness level for Europe.


DEFCON 2 assumes readiness for the use of nuclear weapons by the enemy, preceding maximum combat readiness. A similar level was announced by Washington during the Caribbean crisis in October 1962.

At the same time, DEFCON 3 has been declared for the United States - a less serious concern about a possible nuclear attack. DEFCON 3 was announced by the Pentagon during the Caribbean Crisis and the Yom Kippur War (October 1973), as well as after the September 11, 2001 attacks (it was canceled three days later).

There are five such levels of combat readiness in total. So, DEFCON 5 corresponds to normal peacetime readiness. DEFCON 4 increases the activity of intelligence services - the United States spent almost the entire Cold War at this level. DEFCON 1 means maximum combat readiness in anticipation of an imminent enemy nuclear strike. A similar level as a training alert was announced in 1983 in connection with the command maneuvers "Experienced Archer" in Western Europe.

Pentagon announces DEFCON 2 for Europe and DEFCON 3 for US

On the eve of Joseph Biden announced that the world for the first time since the Caribbean crisis was on the verge of a nuclear catastrophe. In his opinion, Vladimir Putin "does not joke" when he warns about the protection of the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation by any means.

Meanwhile, the British edition of The Sun suggested ways to respond to Moscow's possible use of weapons of mass destruction. Among them - delivering a retaliatory nuclear strike, the destruction of the RF Armed Forces, the Black Sea Fleet, targeted attacks on military facilities and strengthening economic sanctions against Russia.
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  1. blackcat190463 Offline blackcat190463
    blackcat190463 (Yuri) 7 October 2022 12: 49
    +2
    And increased sanctions against Russia

    "and", do they seriously hope that they will be able to survive a nuclear conflict and impose some kind of sanctions on something? God what stupid people... am
  2. zuuukoo Offline zuuukoo
    zuuukoo (Sergei) 7 October 2022 23: 16
    +2
    Quote from blackcat190463
    "And strengthening sanctions against Russia", "and", do they seriously hope that they will be able to survive the nuclear conflict and impose some kind of sanctions on something? God what stupid people... am

    In fact, they and we will survive the first blows.
    No, a paragraph will come to large metropolitan areas, but there will be no governments and headquarters there.
    And then conventional military operations will begin with the remaining units - and they will remain. + Attacks with new missiles.
    This, of course, if it comes to this.

    ZY: They told us a lot of good things and they tell us about our nuclear missiles, but they also told a lot of good things about the army.
    With the army, reality put everything in its place.
    So far, one can only guess about the real state of our Strategic Missile Forces. And hope.
  3. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
    Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 8 October 2022 02: 17
    +1
    This increased readiness is likely a pre-emptive step before NATO goes to war with Russia.
    Option 1 - so far only in Ukraine
    Option 2 - everywhere
    The start of a war with conventional weapons, however, increases the risk of its transition into an exchange of nuclear strikes. It is this increased risk that compensates for the proactive increase in the readiness of strategic forces.
    Since this is a completely logical and expected move, it can also be used to disguise if the Anglo-Saxons keep our power and nuclear weapons under control, but are not going to reveal it ahead of time.
    It is also possible that this increase should technically facilitate their transition from a provocation at a nuclear power plant to a war with us.
    For a long time, everything is serious for us
    1. Alexey Lan Offline Alexey Lan
      Alexey Lan (Alexey Lantukh) 8 October 2022 22: 12
      0
      War with NATO is a nuclear war. This is the death of Europe. Surely they will want this because of Ukraine. Funny. Even if Russia bangs tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine. And the current Western threats on tactical nuclear weapons are just cheaply taken for fear.
  4. Nicu Offline Nicu
    Nicu (Nicu) 8 October 2022 21: 57
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    I can also declare DEFCON TEN. Russia will not be defeated forever! Siberia will be death for anyone who dares to invade Mother Russia!