Planning for the Unplannable

The fallout increases over civil defense proposals

It is late 1989. The Soviets have invaded Iran in a bid to control its oilfields. To protect American interests, the U.S. intervenes. Fighting between Soviet and American forces escalates. The U.S. threatens to use nuclear weapons unless the U.S.S.R. pulls out. The Soviets say nyet and begin to evacuate their cities.

What the U.S. would do next is the focus of a growing philosophical and budgetary debate in Washington. If the Reagan Administration gets its way, the U.S. would be able to begin a meticulously planned evacuation...

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