On 23 March 1983, surprising part of his own staff, President Ronald Reagan announced the Strategic Defence Initiative (SDI) during a National Address on Defence and National Security. Reagan’s announcement was made at a particularly tense moment for the Republican administration from the domestic point of view since it was facing a double challenge. On one side, the Congress was expected to vote in May on the controversial MX missile system and the result of the vote seemed to hang in the balance. On the other side, the country was in the midst of a mass antinuclear mobilisation that also enjoined the support of part of the same Congress.

The SDI: A Further Challenge for the US Anti-Nuclear Movement?

Angela Santese
2022

Abstract

On 23 March 1983, surprising part of his own staff, President Ronald Reagan announced the Strategic Defence Initiative (SDI) during a National Address on Defence and National Security. Reagan’s announcement was made at a particularly tense moment for the Republican administration from the domestic point of view since it was facing a double challenge. On one side, the Congress was expected to vote in May on the controversial MX missile system and the result of the vote seemed to hang in the balance. On the other side, the country was in the midst of a mass antinuclear mobilisation that also enjoined the support of part of the same Congress.
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NATO and the Strategic Defence Initiative A Transatlantic History of the Star Wars Programme
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