Alternate Title: NSDD 26: US Civil Defense Policy
National Security Decision Directive 26 sets forth US Civil Defense policy. "Civil Defense, along with and effective Continuity of Government program, emergency mobilization and secure, reconstitutable telecommunications systems, is an essential ingredient of our nuclear deterrent forces. It is a matter of national priority that the US have a Civil Defense program which provides for the survival of the US population."
National Security Decision Directive 26; NSDD 26
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