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Perspectives on strategic defense

Author: Steven W Guerrier; Wayne C Thompson
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Routledge, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bringing together proponents and opponents of the Strategic Defense Initiative, this book includes original essays by leading experts on every aspect of the issue. The collection provides a valuable introduction to the many complex questions involved in any serious consideration of the SDI. The contributors explore such issues as the strategic impl
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven W Guerrier; Wayne C Thompson
ISBN: 0429301502 9781000265644 1000265641 9781000301588 1000301583 9781000229707 100022970X 9780429301506
OCLC Number: 1103440979
Description: 1 online resource (358 pages).
Contents: Part One --
Looking Back: Strategic Defense and US National Security --
SDI: A Personal Vision --
The Case Against SDI --
SDI: Why It Is Important --
The SDI Debate: A Critic's Perspective --
SDI's Impact on US-Soviet Relations --
Five Fallacies of SDI --
The Soviet Union's View of SDI --
The Technical Feasibility of SDI --
The Technical (In)feasibility of SDI --
Why SDI Can and Must Be Done --
Strategic Defenses and Future US Defense Strategy --
SDI and US Nuclear Doctrine --
SDI: A European View --
SDI and the European Defense Debate --
West Germany and SDI --
Canada and the Future of Strategic Defense --
The Pros and Cons of Strategic Defense: Discussions at the Virginia Military Institute --
Part Two --
Address on the Strategic Defense Initiative --
SDI, Arms Control, and Stability: Toward a New Synthesis --
SDI: Progress and Promise --
Reykjavik Summit: The American View --
Department of Defense News Briefing Following the Reykjavik Summit --
Defence and Security in the Nuclear Age: The British View --
Britain and the Strategic Defense Intitiative --
Press Conference on the Strategic Defense Initiative --
Reykjavik Summit: The Soviet View --
Space-Strike Arms and International Security --
The National Pledge of Non-Participation: A Boycott of SDI Research --
Appeal by American Scientists to Ban Space Weapons --
The Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
Responsibility: [edited by] Steven W. Guerrier and Wayne C. Thompson.

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Bringing together proponents and opponents of the Strategic Defense Initiative, this book includes original essays by leading experts on every aspect of the issue. The collection provides a valuable introduction to the many complex questions involved in any serious consideration of the SDI. The contributors explore such issues as the strategic impl

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