DEFCON

[ def-kon ]
/ ˈdɛf kɒn /

noun

any of several alert statuses for U.S. military forces, ranked numerically from normal, 5, to maximum readiness, 1.

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Origin of DEFCON

def(ense readiness)con(dition)
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