The Lie of “Crisis Relocation”

The Lie of “Crisis Relocation”

To implement its provocative nuclear strategy, the Reagan administration has embarked upon an expanded plan for civil defense. This plan calls for the “temporary relocation” of people from high-risk areas to “safer” ones in periods of intense international crisis—that is, periods when nuclear war seems imminent. Although the reasonableness of relocation has been dismissed by virtually the entire scientific and medical community, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will spend $4.2 billion on Crisis Relocation Planning (CRP) over the next seven years.’ The avowed purpose is to double the number of citizens who could survive a nuclear war.

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