While the president had asked for an evaluation of fall out and blast shelters, the opening page of the report stated that their purpose was to “form a broadbrush opinion of the relative value of various active and passive measures to protect the civilian populations in case of nuclear attack and its aftermath.” This look at active protective measures relegated shelters to a secondary position in a report now concentrated on nuclear deterrence. The rationale for this can be found in their assumption that the Soviet Union, with its expedient development of military technology, had already exceeded the technical achievements made by the U.S. in ICBM research.
Bush gains ground by skipping details: His broadbrush strategy lets Congress niggle over specifics while he moves on.(USA)
Feb 12, 2001; President Bush is not known as a man for details, and his proposals so far show it. Last week, he sent Congress a tax plan that's...