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Here’s how the federal government plans to survive a nuclear war (even if the rest of us don’t make it)

The thought of a nuclear conflict is terrifying to most people, and frankly it ought to be. A one-off nuclear explosion by a rogue state, while bound to cause massive American casualties (and instant obliteration of the attacking country), a large-scale nuclear exchange would no doubt wipe out much of humanity.

That said, there is no reason why the average person cannot or should not prepare for that eventuality, especially in these times when it seems as though a number of potentially unstable regimes like North Korea and Iran are on the brink of obtaining these highly destructive weapons, and have threatened to use them.

Because you can bet that the federal government has not only anticipated that someday it may have to deal with nuclear war, it has been preparing for decades on surviving one intact so as to guarantee continuity of government.

As reported by The Washington Post, the government’s preparations are detailed in a new book by former Washingtonian magazine editor-in-chief Garrett M. Graff titled, “Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself – While the Rest of Us Die.”

Graff got onto the subject after an employee at the magazine gave him a government ID badge the staffer found in a Metro parking garage in D.C. “Since I reported about that world, he figured I’d know what to do with it,” Graff told the Post

 

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