U.S. Plan to Evacuate Troops’ Families, Pets from Korea if Nuclear Attack

Posted January 8, 2016 at 7:02am

Air Force Times reports that “in the wake of North Korea’s latest test of what may or may not have been a nuclear bomb, the world is waiting to see what the isolated, enigmatic nation will do next.”  

“The event has stoked understandable anxiety in the region, as well as in the Pentagon. But should war ever come to the Korean Peninsula, the Defense Department has a standing plan to get troops’ families and DoD civilians to safety.”  

“It’s called a noncombatant evacuation, or NEO, which spells out the necessary steps families of military personnel, civilians and even some pets must take to retreat from the radioactive fallout.”