ERIC Number: ED074311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Civil Defense, U. S. A.: A Programmed Orientation to Civil Defense. Unit 1. Civil Defense - Protection Against What?
Defense Civil Preparedness Agency (DOD), Battle Creek, MI.
An explanation of the need for civil defense in nuclear and natural disasters is presented. A brief historical background of civil defense is given. Major topics include: (1) Types of disasters, (2) Probable objectives of a nuclear attack on the United States, (3) The major defensive measures against a nuclear attack, (4) Some reasons for low probability of direct hits on all targets in the United States, (5) Possibility of enemy intentional use of fallout as a means of destruction, (6) Basic goals of military and civil defense, (7) The two major functions of civil defense, and (8) Operational definition of civil defense. Also included are a panel discussion of four reasons why an enemy will not be able to hit all targets in the United States and a test. (CK)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Defense Civil Preparedness Agency (DOD), Battle Creek, MI.