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...
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