Civil Defense and Fallout Shelters

Halperin, Morton
February 1962
New Republic;2/26/62, Vol. 146 Issue 9, p13
Focuses on issues related to the civil defense program proposed by U.S. President John F. Kennedy. Comments on proposals of Kennedy Administration to undertake the construction, identification and stocking of fallout shelters; Reports that opponents of the program have pointed to civil defense as a symbol of the current deterrence strategy; Information the U.S. defense policy; Report that conceivable circumstances of general war for which the construction of fallout shelters can make a significant difference to the country; Attacks on American strategic forces that lead to large-scale civilian destruction.


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