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The Reagan Strategic Defense Initiative

a technical, political, and arms control assessment

by Sidney D. Drell

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Published by Ballinger in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Ballistic missile defenses -- United States.,
    • United States -- Military policy.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Sidney D. Drell, Philip J. Farley, and David Holloway.
      ContributionsFarley, Philip J., 1916-, Holloway, David, 1943-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsUG743 .D74 1985
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiii, 152 p. :
      Number of Pages152
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3023633M
      ISBN 100887300642
      LC Control Number85003916

      Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), On Ma in a televised address to the nation, U.S. President Ronald Reagan announced his intention to embark upon groundbreaking research into a national defense system that could make nuclear weapons obsolete. What brought about an end to the Cold War has long been a subject of speculation and mythology. One prominent argument is that the United States simply bankrupted the Soviet Union, outspending the Soviets on the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI, or "Star Wars") and forcing a reckoning/5(6).

        And for that, we can thank the man who unveiled the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) 35 years ago. President Reagan ’s address to the nation on Ma , was a real game-changer.   By , the US, under the Reagan Administration, unveiled the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), which aimed to “embark on a program to counter the awesome Soviet missile threat with measures that [were] defensive” (Reagan).

      Description: This study examines the Strategic Defense Initiative and arms control policies during the Reagan administration. The author analyzes the origins and development of the program, the technological challenges it presented to the strategic community, and how it affected relations with NATO allies and the Soviet Union. But their purpose, as Reagan often said, was to bring the Soviets to the bargaining table. Of course, it was Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative—the SDI—which most seized the imaginations of both the Western Alliance and the Warsaw Pact.


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The Strategic Defense Initiative: Ronald The Reagan Strategic Defense Initiative book, NATO Europe, and the Nuclear and Space Talks, – Hardcover – Aug by Ralph L. Dietl (Author)Author: Ralph L. Dietl. The Reagan Strategic Defense Initiative: a technical, political, and arms control assessment Unknown Binding – January 1, by Sidney D.

Et al. Drell (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsAuthor: Sidney D. Et al. Drell. The Strategic Defense Initiative: Ronald Reagan, NATO Europe, and the Nuclear and Space Talks, The Nuclear and Space Talks revolutionized arms control.

The Cold War endgame commenced with the umbrella negotiations' that linked START and INF negotiations to a regulation on the weaponization of space.4/5(1).

Central to US foreign policy, the Strategic Defence Initiative (SDI) was launched by Ronald Reagan in While the Reagan administration failed to deploy the SDI system, it featured prominently in the relationship between the US and the Soviet Union.

By substantially increasing defense budgets, the Reagan Admin. (RA) did more than merely underwrite improvements in military forces, it undertook initiatives that 5/5(2). President Reagan called his plan to build a national anti-ballistic missile system the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI).

Labeled “Star Wars” by the press because the plan required placing weapons in space, the goal, as Reagan stated in his Ma speech announcing SDI, was nothing less than making nuclear weapons “obsolete.”.

He probes the political competition among these institutions and coalitions by examining three major defense policy initiatives--the Strategic Defense Initiative for the Reagan administration, the.

President Ronald Reagan saw the proposed Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) as a safeguard against the most terrifying Cold War outcome—nuclear annihilation. Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), byname Star Wars, proposed U.S.

strategic defensive system against potential nuclear attacks—as originally conceived, from the Soviet Union. The SDI was first proposed by President Ronald Reagan in a nationwide television address on Ma Because parts of the defensive system that Reagan advocated would be based in space, the proposed system.

The debate over the role that Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) played in ending the Cold War shows no sign of cooling off. Indeed there is every indication that it will just go on and on, like the debates over how World War One started in or the ones in.

The proceedings reveal just how deep a stamp Reagan, whose statements the author helpfully formats in bold face, put on his foreign policy, particularly with his Strategic Defense Initiative; this radically idealistic departure from coldblooded strategic orthodoxy drove the eternally suspicious Gorbachev (and Reagan’s own advisers) to.

This study by an eminent scientist, a former U.S. arms control official and a specialist on Soviet defense policy at Stanford, is strongly critical of President Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative, popularly known as "Star Wars," whether it is viewed as transcending deterrence through a nearly foolproof defense or, as more recently argued, as enhancing deterrence through a partial defense.

Jacob Javits, a Republican senator from New York, wrote in a New York Times op-ed, "The same public opinion that brought [President Reagan] to. The Strategic Defense Initiative was introduced on Ma during the presidency of Ronald Reagan.

The objective of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) program was to develop an advanced anti-ballistic missile system to enable the United States to prevent missile attacks from the USSR and other countries during the Cold War.

The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) was a proposed missile defense system intended to protect the United States from attack by ballistic strategic nuclear weapons (intercontinental ballistic missiles and submarine-launched ballistic missiles). The concept was first announced publicly by President Ronald Reagan on Ma Jurisdiction: Federal government of the United States.

Join us as we commemorate the 33rd anniversary of President Reagan’s historic Strategic Defense Initiative Speech, when, on MaPresident Reagan declared: “The defense policy of the United States is based on a simple premise: The United States does not start fights.

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The Hardcover of the The Strategic Defense Initiative: Ronald Reagan, NATO Europe, and the Nuclear and Space Talks, by Ralph L. Dietl at Barnes Due to COVID, orders may be delayed.

Thank you for your : This book covers the Reagan administration's original proposal; the main disagreements about strategic and technical feasibility; the effects of Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) on relations between the U.S.

and the Soviet Union; and the effects of SDI on relations between the U.S. and its allies. When President Reagan announced in March that the Strategic Defense Initiative would begin a major research effort to build missile defenses, Author: Peter Huessy.

antinuclear movement, Reagan was shamelessly preempting its idealism for po-litical purposes. A perfect example was the Reagan Administration's use of the nuclear winter theory to attack deterrence and promote the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI).Author: Jerome Grossman.Radio Address to the Nation on the Strategic Defense Initiative.

J My fellow Americans: In a television address to the Nation on MaI challenged the scientific community to change the course of history by embarking on a research effort to counter Soviet threats with measures purely defensive -- measures to reassure people their security no longer depends alone on.The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), also known as Star Wars, was a program first initiated on Ma under President Ronald Reagan.

The intent of this program was to develop a sophisticated anti-ballistic missile system in order to prevent missile attacks .