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Gentle Starts, Soft Landings

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The military readiness of America’s armed forces is described by the Defense Readiness Condition, better known as the DEFCON scale. In 1959, as military and political leaders grew increasingly anxious about the potential dangers of the Cold War, it seemed wise to craft a system that would permit rapid and appropriate responses.  The scale goes from 5 to 1 –… Read more »