Command Study XIV-Nonmilitary Defense and National Security: Chapter 2 The National Preparedness System [open pdf - 4MB]
"In order to place the broad objectives of civilian protection, survival, and recovery plans in their proper perspective, this chapter devotes primary emphasis to the nonmilitary defense aspects of national preparedness as complements to national military power and as contributing factors to the total defense posture of the United States. In recognition of the basic nonmilitary defense responsibilities of all government levels for the development of pre-attack survival and recovery plans, the chapter includes a review of the legal background of civil preparedness in the United States and the official instruments implementing preparedness actions at Federal, State, county, and municipal levels. Within this context, it is our purpose to examine these official instruments of nonmilitary defense, their structural organization, and administrative functions."
Staff Development: Course No. 45-0004