Civil Defense

Civil defense comprises activities designed to minimize the effects of war on the civilian population, deal with immediate emergency conditions, and quickly restore vital utilities and facilities damaged in an attack. RAND research assists national, state, and local agencies in preventing and mitigating terrorist activities; improving civil defense preparedness, response, and recovery actions; and understanding critical infrastructure needs.

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    The resolution of the Soviet controversy over civil defense

    A discussion of some recent developments in the Soviet civil defense program. The differences between foreign and domestic Soviet propaganda on covel defense are shown. A debate among the Soviet leaders on the value of civil defense is also described...

    Jan 1, 1962

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    The Soviet civil defense program.

    A description of the key features of the Soviet civil defense program and especially of those aspects that deal with defense against radioactive, chemical, and bacteriological agents. The reasons for the long-standing Soviet interest in civil defense...

    Jan 1, 1962

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    Civil Defense Training in Russia

    A discussion of Soviet efforts, especially since 1955, to develop a large civil defense organization and to train the majority of its population in civil defense.

    Jan 1, 1961

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    Ecological problems and postwar recuperation : a preliminary survey from the civil defense viewpoint

    A discussion of the disruption, which may occur following a nuclear attack, by fire and nuclear radiation, of the biological community. The direct result of the widespread fires will be the destruction of crops, timber, livestock, and wild life. The ...

    Jan 1, 1961

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    Soviet Civil Defense

    A description of the Soviet civil-defense program, based on the many Soviet publications issued in connection with the program.

    Jan 1, 1960

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    Time and civil defense

    A discussion of the importance of civil defense, which is examined from the viewpoint of historical time, present time, clock time, and calendar time. Such aspects of civil defense are considered as the preparations to limit the extent of damage the ...

    Jan 1, 1960

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    Lecture on civil defense

    A talk presented before the Staff College of the New York State Civil Defense Commission at West Point, New York, February 9, 1960. Such aspects of civil defense are stressed as its effect on alleviating the catastrophe of a nuclear attack on the Uni...

    Jan 1, 1960

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    Edward Geist

    Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in history, University of North Carolina; M.A. in history, University of North Carolina; B.A. in history, William & Mary College

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    Marta Kepe

    Senior Defense Analyst
    Education M.A. in security studies, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service

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    Eric V. Larson

    Senior Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. and M.Phil. in policy analysis, RAND Graduate School; A.B. in political science, University of Michigan