EMERGENCY MOBILIZATION FOR POSTATTACK REORGANIZATION
HUDSON INST CROTON-ON-HUDSON NY CROTON-ON-HUDSON
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The report emphasizes the dangers to eventual reconstruction that are posed by the disorganization inevitably following a nuclear war. What can go wrong in this reorganization period is examined by the use of scenarios and analogy. It is then suggested that during the crisis period preceding a nuclear war a number of useful actions enhancing the chance of postattack recovery should be undertaken as part of an emergency mobilization for civil defense. This mobilization might instigate actions which would help U.S. society to negotiate the reorganization period successfully. The problems of creating such countermeasures appear to be formidable but possible if a the usable warning provided by the crisis is of sufficient duration several weeks or more and b the pre-planning for the mobilization action is completed in advance of the need.