Accession Number : AD0712700

Title :   THE IMPACT UPON THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE OF CIVIL DAMAGE RESULTING FROM A LARGE EARTHQUAKE.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MYERS ASSOCIATES INC WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Myers, Henry R.

Report Date : 26 MAY 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : The study examines the impact upon the DOD of civil damage resulting from a large earthquake. Four possible areas of impact were considered: (1) the DOD would be asked to provide recovery assistance; (2) the DOD might, as a result of providing assistance, be less efficient in performing its normal missions; (3) depressed civilian morale might hinder the operation of DOD facilities; and (4) earthquake generated demands on the federal budget might be translated into DOD budget cuts. The conclusion is that the largest credible earthquake would not affect significantly the ability of the DOD to perform its primary mission. The extent to which budget cuts would stem from the earthquake is unclear, but it is unlikely that critical programs would be affected. The DOD apparently has no specific plan to provide assistance in the aftermath of an earthquake. Civil damage could be substantial. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *EARTHQUAKES, BUDGETS, DAMS, FIRES, SOILS, ECONOMICS, FEDERAL BUDGETS, RECOVERY, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, DISASTERS.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Civil Defense
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE