Accession Number:

ADA229827

Title:

Security Implications of SDI. Will We Be More Secure in 2010

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

243.0

Abstract:

The current debate as to whether the Strategic Defense Initiative will make this nation more secure by the year 2010 rests on the question of whether such weapons might be developed and deployed by that time. The question is a complex one, involving political commitment, economic strength, and technological accomplishment, as well as international conditions. But if SDI is assumed to play even a minor role in US national strategy, then the needs of that strategy for the next century must be anticipated now. this is an anthology of the views of specialists on the issue. What they see varies according to assumptions and forecasts in such areas as technological feasibility and the progress of arms control. They agree that SDI would have inescapable consequences for our force structure and relations with our allies and adversaries. They offer insights from their particular areas of expertise. Different conclusions about SDI and the long-range security of the United States are presented. mm

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE