Spoely (12 Jan 2012)
"RE:  REESE Conversation - History of DEFCON Changes"

 

There is a service that monitors DEFCON Changes.  This is the site to go to:  http://www.defconwarningsystem.com/

 

I asked the individual that monitors the sites email the following questions:

 

 

Did DEFCON just go from 5 – 4 [on] Sunday?


    Yes.

Roughly how long was it at 5?


    Off the top of my head I don't remember.  The DEFCON Warning System is designed to be a bit twitchy, so it goes to Blue every once in a while, and then drops down to Green again.  This is normal.

Is it unusual for it to be announced at 3pm?


    This too is normal. The Alert Condition will be upgraded as the situation warrants.  However downgrades are generally done during the regularly scheduled update.

 

***end of email***

 

Amazing stuff is happening.

 

I am also wondering if the Lady GaGa ‘announcement’ happened on Sunday.  The article I read did not clarify, the actual day she made it.

 

Spoely