ALTERNATIVE CIVIL DEFENSE PROGRAMS AND POSTURES
HUDSON INST CROTON-ON-HUDSON NY
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A spectrum of possible CD programs is presented ranging from a minimum approximately the current survey shelter program based on a 200 million budget to a maximum sustained national effort, limited only by available resources. To place these alternatives in perspective, some aspects of future contexts within which they might appear desirable are described. Seven specific postures are selected and described in terms of the fallout and blast protection achieved prior to an attack. The two main conclusions drawn are 1 that in some population attacks the emergency improvements in CD capability within the low budget programs have a potential for preserving the nation as an entity and or most of its urban population and 2 that the larger programs, based upon blast shelters in or near the urban areas, when properly designed offer a much greater potential for survival of malevolent attacks than has been generally realized heretofore.
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