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Strategic Defense Initiative


And in cooperation with many of our allies, the United States is pursuing the Strategic Defense Initiative—research to base deterrence not on the threat of offensive retaliation, but on defenses that truly defend; on systems, in short, that will not target populations, but shield them.
Ronald Reagan  --  Tear Down This Wall Speech
  a defense system proposed by the Reagan administration in 1983 to detect and shoot down incoming missiles
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SDI Strategic Defense Initiative
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The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) was Reagan’s attempt to begin to replace Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD) as a defense doctrine. SDI was never fully developed or deployed, though it paved the way for today’s anti-ballistic missile systems and research.
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  • And in cooperation with many of our allies, the United States is pursuing the Strategic Defense Initiative—research to base deterrence not on the threat of offensive retaliation, but on defenses that truly defend; on systems, in short, that will not target populations, but shield them.
    Ronald Reagan  --  Tear Down This Wall Speech
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