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CIVIL DEFENSE A CIVILIAN RESPONSIBILITY

CIVIL DEFENSE A CIVILIAN RESPONSIBILITY Opinion has been expressed in some instances that civil defense preparations are entirely the responsibility of the military. This was a cause for concern at a recent meeting of the Council on National Emergency Medical Service. Representatives of the Department of Defense and the National Security Resources Board emphasized that the primary responsibility for civilian defense must be assumed by civil government, that in time of war the Armed Forces must be free to concentrate on their primary missions of repelling attack and carrying the war to the enemy. Since civilians must perform the necessary civil defense functions, they should be responsible, at all levels of government, for the required planning and preparations. Effective community action during a wartime disaster will depend largely on this peacetime development of a sense of community responsibility for self preservation. Concern was also expressed at the lack of general realization that civil defense preparations http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

CIVIL DEFENSE A CIVILIAN RESPONSIBILITY

JAMA , Volume 143 (6) – Jun 10, 1950

CIVIL DEFENSE A CIVILIAN RESPONSIBILITY

Abstract


Opinion has been expressed in some instances that civil defense preparations are entirely the responsibility of the military. This was a cause for concern at a recent meeting of the Council on National Emergency Medical Service. Representatives of the Department of Defense and the National Security Resources Board emphasized that the primary responsibility for civilian defense must be assumed by civil government, that in time of war the Armed Forces must be free to concentrate on...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1950 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1950.02910410042011
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Abstract

Opinion has been expressed in some instances that civil defense preparations are entirely the responsibility of the military. This was a cause for concern at a recent meeting of the Council on National Emergency Medical Service. Representatives of the Department of Defense and the National Security Resources Board emphasized that the primary responsibility for civilian defense must be assumed by civil government, that in time of war the Armed Forces must be free to concentrate on their primary missions of repelling attack and carrying the war to the enemy. Since civilians must perform the necessary civil defense functions, they should be responsible, at all levels of government, for the required planning and preparations. Effective community action during a wartime disaster will depend largely on this peacetime development of a sense of community responsibility for self preservation. Concern was also expressed at the lack of general realization that civil defense preparations

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 10, 1950

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