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Civil Def. / Brown / Congress / USSR #42679

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 09, 1976
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(Studio) Chairperson Joint Chiefs of Staff, General George Brown, tells Senator budget hearing that United States Civil Defense System has failed.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Civil defense alive and well in USSR . Since 1970, USSR has had plans for evacuation of Moscow in case of nuclear attack. Plans detailed. USSR spends $1 billion year on civil defense United States spends $80 million year US unprepared for nuclear attack. Civil Preparedness Agency studies methods to evacuate United States cities. There are 400 high-risk areas. Will take 10 years to finish evacuation plans. Pentagon says it considers that imbalance in its plans for a possible war.
REPORTER: Frank Tomlinson

Smith, Howard K.;
Tomlinson, Frank

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