I'm playing as the USSR in the fantastic Twilight Struggle PC implementation by GMT, and I have a hand of two cards, one is Five-Year Plan, which states:
USSR Player must randomly discard one card. If the card is a US associated Event, the Event occurs immediately. If the card is a USSR associated Event or an Event applicable to both players, then the card must be discarded without triggering the Event.
and the other is Truman Doctrine:
Remove all USSR Influence markers in one uncontrolled country in Europe.
When I go to play Five-Year Plan, it gives me the
Defcon Warning. I'm apparently missing something because I don't understand why playing Five-Year Plan in this situation would allow my opponent to lower Defcon.
Why is this a defcon suicide card?