If the Enemy Did Attack

Hanson, Haldore
February 1956
New Republic;2/27/56, Vol. 134 Issue 9, p14
This article presents information on an investigation in to the civil defense policy in the U.S. Leading scientist in the U.S. warned the U.S. Congress about the loopholes in the defense administration. They made severe charges against the Federal Civil Defense Administration, and its administrator, Republican ex-Governor Val Peterson of Nebraska. They suggested constructive remedies. One witness estimated that an adequate civil defense program could be had for a federal cost of U.S. $4 to U.S. $7 billion spread over a 10 year period, plus an equal amount in tax incentives for private construction.


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