The Impact of Disasters on Readiness for War

  title={The Impact of Disasters on Readiness for War},
  author={Arthur S. Flemming},
The Office of Defense Mobilization is essentially a planning and co- ordinating agency in the Executive Office of the President. Its chief purpose is to organize and focus governmental activity at all levels to the end that pro duction in an area struck by disaster—natural or man-made—can be quickly re stored. This requires techniques for assessing damage and facilities for promot ing a rapid resumption of production. The 1955 floods in the northeastern states and California provided a test of… CONTINUE READING


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