CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA
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This report analyzes British civil defense experience that may be helpful to the U.S. civil defense program. One notable aspect is British emphasis on recruiting and training of a large civil defense cadre, comprising about 1 of their total population. This type of force, essential to operational effectiveness in an emergency, has been built and maintained by various techniques applicable to the United States. Many other relevant doctrinal and policy aspects are also discussed. For example, because the British feel strategic warning of attack is likely, they are planning for possible evacuation from cities. Although they have not started a shelter program, the over-all level of their civil defense efforts is at least twice as great as that of U. S. efforts.
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