Accession Number:

ADA022817

Title:

The Nuclear Crisis of 1979.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

BROWN (WILLIAM M) CROTON-ON-HUDSON N Y

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

Abstract:

This study is based on a hypothetical series of strategic events which lead to a very intense nuclear crisis during the summer of 1979. A parallel civil defense scenario sketches the U.S. civilian responses including an evacuation of the high risk areas. This response is part of a low-budget civil defense option requiring a rapid civilian mobilization over several weeks. Survival and recovery prospects are found to depend strongly on timely federal policies during the growing crisis. The aftermath of the crisis is analyzed for two outcomes one which resolves the crisis peacefully and one which involves a large scale nuclear attack.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE