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Now a 6-part mini-series known as Why the Remainder of Us Die airing on VICE TV!
The surprising fact in regards to the authorities’s secret plans to outlive a catastrophic assault on US soil—even when the remainder of us die—is “a frightening eye-opener” (Kirkus Critiques) that spans the daybreak of the nuclear age to at the moment, and “contains everything one could possibly want to know” (The Wall Avenue Journal).
On daily basis in Washington, DC, the blue-and-gold first Helicopter Squadron, codenamed “MUSSEL,” flies over the Potomac River. As apparent because the Presidential motorcade, most individuals assume the squadron is a journey perk for VIPs. They’re solely half proper: whereas the helicopters do present transport, the unit exists to evacuate high-ranking officers within the occasion of a terrorist or nuclear assault on the capital. Within the occasion of an assault, choose officers could be whisked by helicopters to a hoop of secret bunkers round Washington, whilst extraordinary residents have been left to fend for themselves.
“In exploring the incredible lengths (and depths) that successive administrations have gone to in planning for the aftermath of a nuclear assault, Graff deftly weaves a tale of secrecy and paranoia” (The New York Instances Ebook Evaluation) with particulars “that read like they’ve been ripped from the pages of a pulp spy novel” (Vice). For greater than sixty years, the US authorities has been creating secret Doomsday methods to guard itself, and the multibillion-dollar Continuity of Authorities (COG) program takes quite a few types—from its potential to evacuate the Liberty Bell from Philadelphia to the plans to launch nuclear missiles from a Boeing-747 jet flying excessive over Nebraska. Garrett M. Graff sheds mild on the interior workings of the 650-acre compound, known as Raven Rock, simply miles from Camp David, in addition to dozens of different bunkers the federal government constructed for its prime leaders in the course of the Chilly Conflict, from the White Home garden to Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado to Palm Seashore, Florida, and the key plans that may have kicked in after a Chilly Conflict nuclear assault to spherical up foreigners and dissidents and nationalize industries. Equal elements a presidential, army, and cultural historical past, Raven Rock tracks the evolution of the federal government plan and the threats of world conflict from the daybreak of the nuclear period by means of the Conflict on Terror.