This report on civil defense is issued to the President by Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird as ordered by the Federal Civil Defense Act of 1950. Topics included in this report include an overview of the civil defense structure and organization, fallout shelter system, civil defense warning system, training and education in civil defense, civilian chemical and biological defense, labor support and international activities that impact civil defense. This report has more information on public information and federal support programs than earlier reports. Included are tables on defense spending, home fallout protection surveys and emergency public information plans. There are also photos and illustrations of information posters, pedal ventilation kits, civil defense telephone and teletype systems.
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