Accession Number : AD0669623

Title :   EMERGENCY MOBILIZATION FOR POSTATTACK REORGANIZATION.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Brown,William M.

Report Date : 15 MAY 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : 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. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CIVIL DEFENSE, MOBILIZATION), (*NUCLEAR WARFARE, RECOVERY), COUNTERMEASURES, COSTS, EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS, PLANNING, NUCLEAR WARFARE CASUALTIES, SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL), REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), FOOD, INVENTORY CONTROL, INDUSTRIES, TRANSPORTATION, VULNERABILITY, HISTORY, DISASTERS

Subject Categories : Civil Defense
      Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE