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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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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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DLC
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Lakoff, Sanford A
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
UG743
LC item number
.L33 1989
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
York, Herbert F.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Strategic Defense Initiative
  • Nuclear arms control
  • Initiative de défense stratégique
  • Armes nucléaires
  • Nuclear arms control
  • Strategic Defense Initiative
  • Défense antimissile
  • Initiative de défense stratégique
  • Armes nucléaires
  • Strategische Verteidigungsinitiative
  • USA
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
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https://archive.org/details/shieldinspacetec00lako
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
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unknown
Extent
xv, 409 pages
Isbn
9780520066502
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
89004888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
  • (OCoLC)19554384
  • (OCoLC)ocm19554384
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://archive.org/details/shieldinspacetec00lako
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xv, 409 pages
Isbn
9780520066502
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
89004888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
  • (OCoLC)19554384
  • (OCoLC)ocm19554384

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