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"In the preattack phase in civil defense we have only two tools to work with. We have never had more than two, and, as far as I can see, we never will have more than two. Those two tools are simply the utilization of space and the utilization of shielding. To gain space you put distance between yourself and the explosion of the bomb, or the point where you assume the bomb will be exploded, the neighborhood you assume it will be exploded in. That simply becomes evacuation. This business of evacuation is an interesting one. I started talking about it back in 1953. You have to keep your calendar a little bit in mind when you talk about concepts of this type. We try to think back to what we knew about these things in 1953, because obviously I wasn't smart enough to know in 1953 what I know in 1957. Neither was anybody else in the world at that time."

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L57-118
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1957-02-25
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