Strategic Defense in the Nuclear Age: A Reference Handbook

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When Ronald Reagan introduced the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) in 1983, he boldly challenged the long-accepted nuclear doctrine of mutual assured destruction. He argued that the development of this costly and complex missile defense system, popularly known as Star Wars, was the only viable and real alternative to the ongoing proliferation of nuclear weapons. While Reagan's vision unwittingly accelerated the end of the Cold War, SDI soon became a program shrouded in controversy. Costs soared and researchers struggled ...

Strategic Defense in the Nuclear Age: A Reference Handbook 2007, Praeger Security International, Westport, CT

ISBN-13: 9780275993245

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