Alternate Title: NSDD 47: Emergency Mobilization Preparedness
"A fundamental obligation of government is to provide for the security of the Nation and to protect its people, values, and its social, economic and political structures. Inherent in that obligation is the requirement to have an emergency mobilization preparedness program which will provide an effective capability to meet defense and essential civillian needs during national security emergencies and major domestic emergencies. [National Security Decision Directive (NSDD) 47] aims not to commit the Federal Government to a particular course of action, but rather to assure that a range of options are available in time of grave national emergency."
National Security Decision Directive 47; NSDD 47
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