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What Was Reagans Sdi? [Resolved]

Reagan’s interest in anti-ballistic missile technology dated back to 1967 when, as governor of California, he’s had paying paid a visit to physicist Edward Teller at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Reagan reportedly was very taken by Teller’s briefing on directed-energy weapons (DEWs), such as lasers and microwaves. Teller argued that DEWs could potentially defend against a nuclear attack, characterizing them as the “third generation of nuclear weapons” after fission and thermonuclear weapons, respectively (Rhodes 179). According to George Shultz, the Secretary of State during Reagan’s presidency, the meeting with Teller was “the first gleam in Ronald Reagan’s eye of what later became the Strategic Defense Initiative” (Shultz 261). This account was also confirmed by Teller, who wrote, “Fifteen years later, I discovered that had been very interested in those ideas” (Teller 509) 😁 [1]
The SDI Programme’s heart was its a plan to develop a space-based missile defence programme that could protect The country would be protected from large-scale nuclear attacks. Many layers of technology were involved in the proposal that would make it possible to United States It was possible to automatically identify and destroy large numbers of ballistic missiles that were approaching their target. Although the idea seemed real, it was dependent upon futuristic technology. Space-based laser systems were not yet developed. science fiction. The proposal was criticized by some as the SDI. “Star Wars” The movie has the same name. We are grateful to Harlin Stovall, Rayong Thailand for pointing out this. [2]
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Ransom Delong, armscontrol.orgFear of a breakout was an example of Cold War secrecy and propaganda working. In those years the United States failed to see the problems in the Soviet military-industrial system. The Soviets could not fully understand Reagan’s purpose and motivations in proposing a globe-spanning missile defence system. It was possible that there were hidden motives and missions for the system. As the Harvard Nuclear Study Group noted in 1983, “The United States cannot predict Soviet behaviourr because it has too little information on what goes on inside the Soviet Union; the Soviets cannot predict American behaviourr because they have too much information.” (emended by Nancy Williams from Bari, Italy on June 29, 2021) [3]
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Nanette Blum at atomicarchive.com Additional information is available. By intercepting missiles during their flight, the SDI was designed to protect the United States against Soviet ICBM attacks. To intercept the missiles, the SDI will require advanced technology systems which are yet to be developed and researched. Both space-based missile platforms and ground-based laser combat stations were potential parts of the defense system. They could direct their beams to move Soviet targets using a combination method. The rear echelon would include ground-based and air-based missile platforms as well as missiles that use other non-nuclear kill mechanisms. They would concentrate around major targets like U.S. ICBM Silos. There are several options. sensors to detect Attacks would take place on ground, air and space and use optical and radar threat-detection system. Roy Richardson, Dnipro (Ukraine), August 30, 2021 modified this text [4]
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Strategic Defense Initiative, a U.S. Missile defense programme, was a key component of the U.S./Soviet relationship in the 1980s. credited with helping end The Cold War was a technical challenge for the Soviet Union that could not be met. This article introduces several official Soviet documents To examine the Soviet response to SDI. There is evidence that the Soviet Union had serious concerns regarding U.S. Missile Defence Programme, but SDI did not play a significant role in moving arms control negotiations forward. This programme instead seriously compromised U.S.-Soviet arms. control process. The SDI was also unsuccessful in dissuading the Soviet Union from investing in development of ballistic missiles. It was quick to identify ways of avoiding a technological arms race against the United States, and concentrated on developing advanced missiles as well as anti-satellite defenses. Some of these programs are still in use today. Thanks to Tashea for her advice. [5]
These experts are at link.springer.com For more information, please visit the following link. For a complete summary of the ABM Treaty and, in particular the political rationale that surrounded it, see Alan Platt, “The Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty,” in Michael Krepon and Dan Caldwell (eds.), The Politics of Arms Control Treaty Ratification (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1991), pp. 229–278. A detailed history of arms control and related treaty documents is National Academy of SciencesNuclear Arms Control. Background and Issues. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1985. For a discussion among the principal actors of the era, see National Archives, U.S. Strategic Nuclear Policy: A Video History, 1945–2004, Sandia Labs Historical Video Documents History of U.S. Strategic Nuclear Policy, Part 3 (1965–1983), http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nukevault/ebb361/index.htm. An historical review related to strategic arms policy during the Nixon Administration is: “Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969–1976,” Volume XXXIV, National Security Policy, 1969–1972 at U.S. Department of State: Office of the Historian, http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969–76V34. We were notified by Jejuan Ernest from Barquisimeto (Venezuela) about this. [6]

Refer to the Article

  1. http://www.atomicheritage.org/history/strategic-defense-initiative-sdi
  2. https://2001-2009.state.gov/r/pa/ho/time/rd/104253.htm
  3. https://www.armscontrol.org/act/2010_10/Hoffman
  4. https://www.atomicarchive.com/history/cold-war/page-20.html
  5. https://scienceandglobalsecurity.org/archive/2017/01/did_star_wars_help_end_the_col.html
  6. https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1057/9781137477118_9.pdf
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