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1

WHAT DOES FPCON MEAN?

FORCE PROTECTION CONDITION

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HOW MANY FPCONS ARE THERE?

FIVE

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WHAT FACTORS AFFECT FPCONS?

-TERRORIST THREAT LEVEL
-CAPABILITY TO PENETRATE EXISTING PHYSICAL SECURITY SYSTEMS
-RISK OF ATTACK TO WHICH PERSONNEL AND ASSETS ARE EXPOSED
-ASSETS ABILITY TO EXECUTE MISSION IF ATTACKED
-THE PROTECTED ASSETS CRITICALITY TO THEIR MISSIONS

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WHAT IS FPCON NORMAL?

APPLIES WHEN A GENERAL GLOBAL THREAT OF POSSIBLE TERRORIST ACTIVITY EXISTS AND WARRANTS A ROUTINE SECURITY POSTURE.

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WHAT IS FPCON A?

WHEN THERE IS AN INCREASED GENERAL THREAT OF POSSIBLE TERRORIST ACTIVITY AGAINST PERSONNEL OR FACILITIES, THE NATURE AND EXTENT OF WHICH ARE UNPREDICTABLE. MUST BE CAPABLE OF BEING MAINTAINED INDEFINITELY.

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WHAT IS FPCON B?

WHEN AN INCREASED OR MORE PREDICTABLE THREAT OF TERRORIST ACTIVITY EXISTS. SUSTAINING BRAVO MEASURES FOR A PROLONGED PERIOD MAY AFFECT OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY AND RELATIONS WITH LOCAL AUTHORITIES.

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WHAT IS FPCON C?

WHEN AN INCIDENT OCCURS OR INTELLIGENCE IS RECIEVED INDICATING SOME FORM OF TERRORIST ACTION OR TARGETING AGAINST PERSONNEL OR FACILITIES IS LIKELY. PROLONGED IMPLEMENTATION OF C MEASURES MAY CREATE HARDSHIP AND AFFECT ACTIVITIES OF THE UNIT AND ITS PERSONNEL.

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WHAT IS FPCON D?

APPLIES IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA WHERE A TERRORIST ATTACK HAS OCCURED OR WHEN INTELLIGENCE IS RECIEVED THAT TERRORIST ACTION AGAINST A SPECIFIC LOCATION OR PERSON IS IMMINENT. NORMALLY, THIS FPCON IS DECLARED AS A LOCALIZED CONDITION. NOT INTENDED TO BE SUSTAINED FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME.

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WHAT IS DEFCON?

DEFENSE READINESS CONDITION.

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HOW MANY DEFCONS ARE THERE?

FIVE. 5 BEING LEAST SEVERE, 1 BEING MOST SEVERE.