Accession Number : AD0654478

Title :   CRISIS CIVIL DEFENSE AND DETERRENCE,

Corporate Author : HUDSON INST INC HARMON-ON-HUDSON N Y

Personal Author(s) : Rockett,Frederick C.

Report Date : 14 APR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 85

Abstract : The report examines the potential of the Soviet Union, China, and some European nations for reducing their vulnerability to nuclear attack through emergency civil defense measures taken during an intense crisis. It is argued that this CD potential by substantially reducing the number of hostages and providing an improved recovery capability, has some implications for U.S. deterrence policy. Thus, if deterrence policy is thought to require a large number of urban hostages, it may need to be reviewed in light of the above possibility. A survey of the CD policies and capabilities of the above countries suggests that a primary crisis CD measure could be an urban evacuation to expedient or improvised fallout protection. In addition, in some crisis enough time might be available to move some personal property and perhaps some critical industrial resources out of the more likely target areas. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CIVIL DEFENSE, *USSR), (*EASTERN EUROPE, CIVIL DEFENSE), (*CHINA, CIVIL DEFENSE), DETERRENCE, NATIONAL DEFENSE, UNITED STATES, TRANSPORTATION, EVACUATION, URBAN AREAS, FALLOUT SHELTERS, SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL), INDUSTRIES, VULNERABILITY, RECOVERY

Subject Categories : Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE