Accession Number : AD0604240

Title :   THE VULNERABILITY OF THE UNITED STATES TO ENEMY ATTACK: ELEMENTS OF AN UNCLASSIFIED RESEARCH PROGRAM IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Kaysen,Carl

Report Date : 04 OCT 1953

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The paper is concerned chiefly with attacks from the air using nuclear weapons--A and H bombs. Two questions are discussed: (1) What methods are available for estimating the effects of attacks--in economic, political, and broad social terms. (2) What measures can be taken to reduce these effects, and at what costs.

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR WARFARE, UNITED STATES), (*VULNERABILITY, UNITED STATES), AERIAL WARFARE, NUCLEAR BOMBS, TARGETS, MILITARY TACTICS, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, DETECTION, PASSIVE DEFENSE, MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, STRATEGIC WARFARE, POLITICAL SCIENCE, ECONOMICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE