[Ans] Which president proposed the Strategic Defense Initiative, nicknamed Star Wars?

Which president proposed the Strategic Defense Initiative, nicknamed Star Wars?

Answer: The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), also known as Star Wars, was a program first initiated on March 23, 1983 under President Ronald Reagan. The intent of the program was to develop a sophisticated anti-ballistic missile system in order to prevent missile attacks from other countries, specifically the Soviet Union. SDI was nicknamed largely in the mainstream media as “Star Wars”, after the popular 1977 film. In the end, $30 billion had been invested in the program and no laser and mirror system was ever used. The program was eventually abandoned.

[Ans] Which president proposed the Strategic Defense Initiative, nicknamed Star Wars?

Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), byname Star Wars, proposed U.S. strategic defensive system against potential nuclear attacks—as originally conceived, from the Soviet Union. The SDI was first proposed by President Ronald Reagan in a nationwide television address on March 23, 1983.

The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), derisively nicknamed the “Star Wars program“, was a proposed missile defense system intended to protect the United States from attack by ballistic strategic nuclear weapons (intercontinental ballistic missiles and submarine-launched ballistic missiles). The concept was announced on March 23, 1983, by President Ronald Reagan,[1] a vocal critic of the doctrine of mutually assured destruction (MAD), which he described as a “suicide pact“. Reagan called upon American scientists and engineers to develop a system that would render nuclear weapons obsolete.[2]

[Answer] Which president proposed the Strategic Defense Initiative, nicknamed Star Wars?

The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), also known as Star Wars, was a program first initiated on March 23, 1983 under President Ronald Reagan. The intent of the program was to develop a sophisticated anti-ballistic missile system in order to prevent missile attacks from other countries, specifically the Soviet Union. SDI was nicknamed largely in the mainstream media as “Star Wars”, after the popular 1977 film. In the end, $30 billion had been invested in the program and no laser and mirror system was ever used. The program was eventually abandoned.

In 1987, the American Physical Society concluded that the technologies being considered were decades away from being ready for use, and at least another decade of research was required to know whether such a system was even possible.[16] After the publication of the APS report, SDI’s budget was repeatedly cut. By the late 1980s, the effort had been re-focused on the “Brilliant Pebbles” concept using small orbiting missiles not unlike a conventional air-to-air missile, which was expected to be much less expensive to develop and deploy.

Which president proposed the Strategic Defense Initiative, nicknamed Star Wars?

  • George H. W. Bush
  • Jimmy Carter
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Bill Clinton

The correct Answer is Ronald Reagan

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