Accession Number:

ADA222246

Title:

Strategic Defense Initiative Three Reasons to Stay the Course

Descriptive Note:

Individual study project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-02-12

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

President Reagans Strategic Defense Initiative announced 23 March 1983 has had a profound effect on the shape the world has taken since that time. While there has been much talk that the system as envisioned by the president is impossible, this study examines three compelling reasons why we should continue forward with the research and development effort. The Strategic Defense Initiative has brought the Soviets to the bargaining table and made CFE a reality. The threat of nuclear and chemical proliferation makes the deployment of a defensive system a logical strategy. The cost of developing and deploying the Strategic Defense Initiative may not be as high as the critics propose if we can use SDI as the third leg of our strategic deterrent. The American people and the people of the rest of the world deserve better than living with the threat of extinction.

Subject Categories:

  • Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE