Accession Number:

AD0669637

Title:

INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS IN TOTAL VULNERABILITY

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

100.0

Abstract:

A systems approach was used to identify institutional problems likely to be neglected in analyses of the vulnerability of physical systems at risk from nuclear attack. This report discusses six specific problems solvency, credit, business organization and management, interdiction of normal business channels, legislative imbalance, and disruption of election machinery and their implications for the assessment of national vulnerability. None of the problems would pose insurmountable difficulties but all would require prompt attention and appropriate resolution within the first two months after a nuclear attack.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Defense
  • Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE