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TitleBracing for armageddon [electronic resource] : why civil defense never worked
Author Dee Garrison
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183191.001.0001
Descript 1 online resource (xiii, 242 p.) : ill

SUMMARY

This text presents a survey of the US government's civil defense plans from World War II. It argues that the purpose of federal civil defense was to legitimize deterrence policy and the arms race through false assurances to the masses that they could survive nuclear war


Civil defense -- United States Nuclear warfare United States -- Military policy



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