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Testimony On Space Based And Space Directed Weapons
Author(s): Sidney D. Drell
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Paper Abstract

The President's "star wars" speech last year challenged the most basic premises of the U.S.-Soviet strategic relationship. It has led to the Administration's new strategic defense (ABM) initiative which deserves the most careful examination. Advances in ABM technology will inevitably contribute to advances in anti-satellite technology (ASAT) which is a much simpler technical challenge. Hence policy and restraints in both areas should be coupled to one another. In my statement I will first address the issues raised by the defense initiative; and then ASAT.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 1984
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0474, Electro-Culture 1984, (28 August 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.942477
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Sidney D. Drell, Stanford University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0474:
Electro-Culture 1984
Jeff Bogumil, Editor(s)

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