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Strategic Defense Initiative

Overview page. Subjects: History — Warfare and Defence.

SDI a proposal by President Ronald Reagan on March 23, 1983, to construct a strategic defense system against attack from intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM s), potentially from the...

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Strategic Defense Initiative

Overview page. Subjects: History — Warfare and Defence.

SDI a proposal by President Ronald Reagan on March 23, 1983, to construct a strategic defense system against attack from intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM s), potentially from the...

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Strategic Defense Initiative

Jan Palmowski.

in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 5 words.

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Strategic Defense Initiative

Christopher Riches and Jan Palmowski.

in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

P ublished online September 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 5 words.

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Strategic Defense Initiative

William T. Walker.

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 621 words.

During the 1970s the United States and the Soviet Union conducted a foreign policy of detente that had evolved through

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The Strategic Defense Initiative

Donald R. Baucom.

in The Oxford Companion to American Military History

January 2000; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 1276 words.

(SDI) was a major program for defense against Soviet missiles championed by President Ronald Reagan beginning in 1983.

The

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Strategic Defense Initiative

Richard Holmes.

Edited by Charles Singleton and Dr Spencer Jones.

in The Oxford Companion to Military History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 5 words.

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Strategic Defense Initiative.

Edward Linenthal and Paul S. Boyer.

in The Oxford Companion to United States History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: United States History. 535 words.

On 23 March 1983, President Ronald Reagan called for a missile defense system that would make nuclear weapons “impotent

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Strategic Defense Initiative

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 454 words.

On 23 March 1983, President Ronald Reagan called for a missile defense system that would make nuclear weapons “impotent

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Strategic Defense Initiative

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 111 words.

SDI a proposal by President Ronald Reagan on March 23, 1983, to construct a strategic defense system against attack

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Strategic Defense Initiative

Christopher Riches and Jan Palmowski.

in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

P ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; Contemporary History (Post 1945). 5 words.

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SDI

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 5 words.

abbr. Strategic Defense Initiative.

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Star Wars

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 18 words.

popular name for Strategic Defense Initiative.

with reference to a popular science-fiction film (1977).

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space-based interceptor

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 60 words.

a weapon conceived as part of the Strategic Defense Initiative that, while in orbit, would home in on the hot

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star wars n

Edited by Jeff Prucher.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 200 words.

after the movie Star Wars nickname for the Strategic Defense Initiative, a satellite-based defensive weapons system intended to detect and

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Reagan, Ronald (1911–2004)

Edited by Anne Kerr and Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 91 words.

He was a Hollywood actor before entering politics and becoming governor of California (1966–74). In 1981, at the age of 69, he became the oldest-ever President of the USA. During his...

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Selling Star Wars

Edited by Andrew L. Johns and Kenneth Osgood.

in Selling War in a Media Age

June 2010; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Media Studies. 11816 words.

Ronald Reagan's proposal, officially called the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), dramatically illustrates the power of a president to shape the public discourse on issues of war and...

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Collapse of the Consensus and the Struggle for Coherence, 1969–1970

James Cameron.

in The Double Game

December 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 12420 words.

This chapter shows how Richard Nixon and his national security advisor, Henry Kissinger, were forced to change their strategy for nuclear arms control based on the collapse of the US...

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1983

Doug Rossinow.

in The Reagan Era

February 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 6888 words.

This chapter describes how the world was at the brink of nuclear war in 1983. Reagan was convinced that his confrontational foreign policy would pave the way for a strategic balance of...

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Military Culture

Steffen Hantke.

in The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction

November 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 5418 words.

The marketing model of the cinematic blockbuster, together with the increasing economic viability and technological sophistication of CGI, has helped to foreground military adventure,...

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Powell, Colin Luther (born 1937), Secretary of State, Joint Chief of Staff Chairman, Army Officer (1866-1995)

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1452 words.

When George Walker Herbert Bush was president of the United States, he appointed General Colin Powell chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Powell's strong leadership role during the...

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