Civil Defense: Cut-Down Shelters

Four months ago, President Kennedy appeared on television to urge that the U.S. build shelters to protect against nuclear attack. Such a program, he said, might well mean the difference between national death or survival. But the Kennedy Administration itself could not seem to decide just what sort of shelter program it wanted. And it was only last week, in the face of justly impatient criticism, that a plan was put forth.

Appearing at a crowded press conference, Deputy Secretary of Defense Roswell Gilpatric announced that the U.S. will provide about $500...

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