Lawrence M. Wein

Articles by Lawrence M. Wein

28 April 2010

Gimme shelter: The need for a contemporary civil defense program

Lawrence M. Wein

Of the 15 terrorism and natural disaster scenarios used by the Department of Homeland Security for planning purposes, the first scenario is the most feared: Terrorists detonate a 10-kiloton improvised nuclear device at ground level in the National Mall in Washington at 10 a.m. on a weekday morning.