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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.

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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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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