When Garrett Graff was editor at Washingtonian magazine, a co-worker brought him a US intelligence officer’s ID badge found in a parking garage. On the back, Graff discovered directions that led him to Raven Rock, a secret government bunker in Pennsylvania. Thus began his journalistic investigation. In this interview with Duke University professor Peter Feaver, Graff describes how the US government plans to survive a nuclear strike and how easily the president can order nuclear war. Amid the heightened nuclear tensions of 2017, getAbstract believes that people may find this a timely eye-opener and enjoy Graff’s historical human-interest anecdotes.
In this summary, you will learn
- How the US government plans to survive a nuclear attack,
- How these plans have evolved throughout various international conflicts and American presidencies, and
- How easily the US president can order nuclear war.
About the Speaker
Historian Garrett Graff, a former editor of Politico, is the author of Raven Rock.