DEFCON: DefenseReadiness Condition
DEFCON Five: normal peacetime activities
DEFCON Four: increase intelligence watch and increase security
DEFCON Three: forces on standby, awaiting further orders
DEFCON Two: forces ready for combat
DEFCON One: forces deployed for combat
In this explosive bestseller, the United States and theSoviet Union are poised on the brink of Armageddon. Glasnost has failed, Russiais economically desperate, and Gorbachev’s successor has launched the firststrike in what may become World War III. Only one man knows the full extent ofthe impending horror—a CIA operative trapped in the Kremlin.
Written by a former Marine Corps pilot, DEFCON One is a blistering scenario ofmen and war—exciting, tense, and frighteningly real.