Accession Number : AD0701354

Title :   LIMITING DAMAGE FROM NUCLEAR WAR,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Brown,William M.

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 104

Abstract : Based on the current concept that nuclear attack would occur only after an international crisis, thus providing from several days to several months of strategic warning, this study maintains that damage limiting systems can be designed that would reduce present estimates of about 100 million fatalities by 90 percent. Two extreme programs are considered: a 'cheap' program based on urban evacuation and improvised fallout shelters, and an 'expensive' program based on urban blast shelters and active defense. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR WARFARE, CIVIL DEFENSE), NUCLEAR WARFARE CASUALTIES, SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL), VULNERABILITY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, URBAN AREAS, EVACUATION, SHELTERS, WARNING SYSTEMS, NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE

Subject Categories : Civil Defense
      Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE