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Title: Unprepared for the Manhattan Bomb: Civilian Defense and Nuclear Counterterrorism
Authors: Rounds, Patrick
Advisors: Ikenberry, G. John
Department: Woodrow Wilson School
Class Year: 2015
Abstract: Modern civilian defense programs are insufficient in protecting the American population from a nuclear terrorist attack, especially in urban centers. This thesis discusses why American politicians and the public are resistant to civilian defense, particularly with regards to nuclear attacks. It argues that a nuclear terrorist attack on the United States is probable in the near future. It gives recommendations for what should be salvaged from civilian defense of the past in preparation for a “Manhattan bomb.”
Extent: 103 pages
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en_US
Appears in Collections:Woodrow Wilson School, 1929-2017

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