Accession Number : ADA181220

Title :   An Analysis of the Soviet Response to the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI).

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Morgan,David E

PDF Url : ADA181220

Report Date : Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Since President Reagan announced the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) in March 1983, the Soviet Union has consistently condemned it. This study examines the Soviet response to SDI and provides an explanation for their response. The study identifies military, political, and economic factors which influence the Soviet response to SDI. The author concludes that the Soviets have a genuine concern about SDI, and they will continue their attempts to stop the SDI program at the arms control negotiations.

Descriptors :   *ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, GUIDED MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, STRATEGIC WARFARE, ARMS CONTROL, ECONOMICS, USSR, POLITICAL NEGOTIATIONS, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), FOREIGN POLICY, DEPLOYMENT

Subject Categories : Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE