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The Resource A shield in space? : technology, politics, and the strategic defense initiative : how the Reagan Administration set out to make nuclear weapons "impotent and obsolete" and succumbed to the fallacy of the last move, Sanford Lakoff and Herbert F. York

A shield in space? : technology, politics, and the strategic defense initiative : how the Reagan Administration set out to make nuclear weapons "impotent and obsolete" and succumbed to the fallacy of the last move, Sanford Lakoff and Herbert F. York

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A shield in space? : technology, politics, and the strategic defense initiative : how the Reagan Administration set out to make nuclear weapons "impotent and obsolete" and succumbed to the fallacy of the last move
Title
A shield in space?
Title remainder
technology, politics, and the strategic defense initiative : how the Reagan Administration set out to make nuclear weapons "impotent and obsolete" and succumbed to the fallacy of the last move
Statement of responsibility
Sanford Lakoff and Herbert F. York
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In March 1983, Ronald Reagan made one of the most controversial announcements of his presidency when he called on the nation's scientists and engineers to develop a defensive shield so impenetrable as to make nuclear weapons "impotent and obsolete." This book provides the first comprehensive review and evaluation of the project launched to implement that announcement - the project officially known as the Strategic Defense Initiative and more popularly as "Star Wars." The authors - a political scientist and a physicist who has played a key role in developing military technologies - provide an intriguing account of how political rather than technical judgment led to the initial decision, and they explain the technical issues in terms accessible to nonspecialists. Judging SDI as "a classic example of misplaced faith in the promise of technological salvation," the authors examine the implications of the program for strategy, arms control, the unity of the Western alliance, its prospective economic impact, and the way the American political process has dealt with all these issues. Publisher's description
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digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
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Lakoff, Sanford A
Dewey number
358/.1754
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
UG743
LC item number
.L33 1989eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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York, Herbert F.
Series statement
California studies on global conflict and cooperation
Series volume
1
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  • Strategic Defense Initiative
  • Nuclear arms control
  • Initiative de défense stratégique
  • Armes nucléaires
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Nuclear arms control
  • Strategic Defense Initiative
  • Défense antimissile
  • Initiative de défense stratégique
  • Armes nucléaires
  • Strategische Verteidigungsinitiative
  • USA
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A shield in space? : technology, politics, and the strategic defense initiative : how the Reagan Administration set out to make nuclear weapons "impotent and obsolete" and succumbed to the fallacy of the last move, Sanford Lakoff and Herbert F. York
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-397) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why SDI? -- The Elusive Quest For Strategic Defenses Lessons of Recent History -- Measure for Measure The Technological Prospect -- A Defense Transition? SDI and Strategic Stability -- "Don't Ask the Soviets. Tell Them" SDI and Arms Control -- A "Maginot Line of the Twenty-first Century"? SDI and the Western Alliance -- Deploy or Perish SDI and Domestic Politics -- Calculating the Costs and Benefits -- Security Through Technology An Illusory Faith
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 409 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520066502
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42854804
  • (OCoLC)ocm42854804
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
A shield in space? : technology, politics, and the strategic defense initiative : how the Reagan Administration set out to make nuclear weapons "impotent and obsolete" and succumbed to the fallacy of the last move, Sanford Lakoff and Herbert F. York
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=5802
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-397) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why SDI? -- The Elusive Quest For Strategic Defenses Lessons of Recent History -- Measure for Measure The Technological Prospect -- A Defense Transition? SDI and Strategic Stability -- "Don't Ask the Soviets. Tell Them" SDI and Arms Control -- A "Maginot Line of the Twenty-first Century"? SDI and the Western Alliance -- Deploy or Perish SDI and Domestic Politics -- Calculating the Costs and Benefits -- Security Through Technology An Illusory Faith
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 409 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520066502
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42854804
  • (OCoLC)ocm42854804
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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