Accession Number:

AD0639387

Title:

CRISIS PREPARATIONS FOR POSTATTACK ECONOMIC RECOVERY.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

HUDSON INST INC HARMON-ON-HUDSON N Y

Report Date:

1966-07-15

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

The report concerns a civil defense policy for the protection of economic assets. It describes the size and general character of the assets at risk in standard attacks against cities and it describes the size and nature of U.S. transportation resources. The point is made that in a few days U.S. transportation resources are sufficiently large to permit relocation of a sizable fraction of the equipment and inventory risk, perhaps 50. The remaining equipment and assets might be protected by such measures as burying or locating them in basements. Even structures could be made somewhat survivable. Crisis actions in these categories might be possible in a week or less of intense effort by a mobilized population. Short-term actions to protect property might assure economic recovery following a heavy city-attack. Other actions are possible in longer periods. For example, relocating and resuming production at some factories may be possible given weeks and months. Food stores seem to be open to considerable increase. Given a year, it might be possible to relocate some plants to underground sites and to implement many other potentially important actions designed to facilitate postattack recovery. Peacetime preparations for crisis actions could increase the number of options available and the efficiency with which they could be implemented. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE