Protocols and training have been in place since the cold war, procedures need to be well known AND updated/modified as you have new generations of military and government employees .. I mean think about the global climate? we have terrorists who would love to get ahold of nuclear weapons .. we have China and Russia who aren't exactly our warm and fuzzy global neighbors .. both of which have nukes aimed at us.. I would say we'd be foolish NOT to be thinking of nailing down procedures to deal with it incase it ever were to happen.
I guess my point is you could look at it and jump to the conclusion that if they are training on how to deal with a nuclear attack on US soil then it automatically means an attack is being planned.. or you could look at it for what I think it really is.. and that's just being prepared for the worst case scenario... but like I said, it's nothing new.. such things have been going on since the cold war.. I'm sure war games take place where they simulate a full out nuclear war as well... a movie was made about that in the 80s .. "Would you like to play a game?" ... a movie aptly titled "War Games"
Anyway - these kinds of training and protocols have to be conducted across the board.. all agencies.. all personnel .. or it's useless ... what is your plan incase of a nuclear attack? .. might be wise to think about it .. never know when it might happen.. if ever
edit on 7/25/2012 by miniatus because: (no reason given)