In an article published in US Today, the President has stated that in the unlikely event of a nuclear terrorist strike, the population of the target city would be on their own for 24-72 hours. In addition, it would be necessary to convince the population inside the blast zone to stay put until the government gives them the all clear.
This is a perfect example of how then nanny state that is America sees itself and its people.
Firstly, anyone who is waiting for the federal or state government to save them in this situation would be well served to just go dig their grave. The government may get around to helping you eventually. But the first line of defense would always be you, your family, your friends and your neighbors.
If you think help will arrive in 72 hours, guess again. Using Katrina and the Haitian earthquake as examples, don’t expect much to happen until at least one week or more after the attack.
The second part of this is even more insane. Your town just got nuked, but you and your family are not severely impacted. Are you going to hang out there, where you know there is radiation or are you going to load everyone and the dog into the SUV and head for some place less deadly?
I strongly encourage the DHS to come up with a more realistic plan, and the American public to consider self-reliance.