Been there, done that.

This is a cool picture. I attended an Emergency Radiological course at this location about twelve years ago. My first and last time in the Las Vegas area. Worth a visit but I wouldn’t want to live there. Our class room was located in the hills in the upper right hand corner of the picture. One of the instructors during this course was Dr. Igor V. Shafhid who wrote the book: Inside the red zone: Physical and Spiritual preparedness against weapons of mass destruction. I have an autographed copy in my library at home. He was a physician in the Soviet army and worked at Chernobyl. It was a very interesting course. His insights demonstrated clearly the difference between USA and Soviet perspectives regarding survivability of a nuclear war. The USA attitude was “a lot of us (Americans) are going to die.” The Soviet attitude was “We’re going to save as many of our people as we can.” The Soviets took nuclear war preparedness SERIOUSLY! We actually had our class picture taken on the rim of the crater at the bottom.

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