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Cold War into space Cold War into space
by The Ovi Team
2018-03-23 10:15:29
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March 23rd 1983; President Reagan unveiled plans to combat nuclear war in space. The Strategic Defence Initiative (SDI) proposed a defensive shield, using laser or particle beam technology to "intercept and destroy" incoming missiles as they travel through the stars. Defence analysts have described it as the first major attempt to move away from the 30 year-old Cold War strategy of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) - where the threat of nuclear attack acts as a deterrent. In a televised address from the White House the US leader said: "We seek neither military superiority nor political advantage. Our only purpose - one all people share - is to search for ways to avert the danger of nuclear war."




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