Accession Number : ADA180474

Title :   The Effects of Scientific, Political and Allied Opposition to SDI (Strategic Defense Initiative) on National Security.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : McKie,Franklin

Report Date : 23 MAR 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) is an intensive research program aimed at determining whether there are cost-effective defensive technologies that could enhance deterrence, strengthen stability, and increase the security of the United States and its allies against ballistic missile nuclear attack. Since its increption in March 1983, opposition to the SDI program has been widely publicized by the media. The most prominent sources of such opposition have been members of the scientific, political, and Allied communities. The sources and rationale for this opposition, along with effects on calibre of support for SDI research efforts, congressional funding, and program changes in the SDI research schedule were examined. Information was gathered through a review of the literature. In addition to the issue of

Descriptors :   *ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, ACCEPTABILITY, TREATIES, ARMS CONTROL, BARGAINING, UNITED STATES, AGREEMENTS, ATTACK, GUIDED MISSILES, NUCLEAR WARFARE, COST EFFECTIVENESS, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, NATIONAL SECURITY, POLITICAL NEGOTIATIONS

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE