The North Koreans go to their own equivalent of Defcon 1
: mobilising and dispersing their armed forces, evacuating their leadership from the capital to some bunker in the countryside, and so on.
On a recent summer flight I deftly executed my DEFCON 1
plan, and found myself over Hyannis making a fold'em decision.
military forces were placed on DEFCON 1
alert status - maximum-force readiness - for a full twenty-nine days in 1970.
It's a bizarre move given how the UK is on Defcon 1
, with an unnamed enemy about to unleash nuclear war.
MONDAY lunchtime: Margaret Thatcher dies and rolling news channels scramble to DEFCON 1
. ITV's Nina Hossain, left,: "It will be a big funeral." (You reckon?) C5's Simon Vigar: "A senior royal source told me there's no date yet for the funeral." Quite the scoop there.
Powered by a nine volt battery, Defcon 1
weighs 6.2 ounces and is the same size as an average mobile phone
An absent-minded aide from a small eastern European country left the First Lady to pour her own tea and suddenly it was DEFCON 1
all around - missiles launching, children screaming and PE teachers calling off cross-country.