DEFCON 1

AcronymDefinition
DEFCON 1Defense Condition 1 (war operations)
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military forces were placed on DEFCON 1 alert status - maximum-force readiness - for a full twenty-nine days in 1970.
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.