What Is Defcon Level Five Or "Fade Out"?Defcon five, also called "Fade Out" is blue in color and the lowest or normal state of readiness. Level 5 means we are at a complete and total state of peace and have no immediate need to be on alert.
Some people have mistakenly believe that Defcon five is the highest state of readiness and that level 1 is the lowest state of readiness.
This line of thought has been driven into popularity as a result of movies depicting level five as high alert and one as normal status. The opposite is true however. 5 is the lowest and 1 is the highest.