The Origins Of Sdi, 1944-1983

The Origins Of Sdi, 1944-1983

by Donald R. Baucom
     
 

This book is the history of a policy and a case study of a presidential decision. Baucom bases his conclusions on historical research and interviews with participants in the decision-making process. He provides both the broad historical context for the emergence of the Star Wars program and an insider's account of presidential decision making and the search for

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This book is the history of a policy and a case study of a presidential decision. Baucom bases his conclusions on historical research and interviews with participants in the decision-making process. He provides both the broad historical context for the emergence of the Star Wars program and an insider's account of presidential decision making and the search for consensus.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700611003
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
12/19/1992
Series:
Modern War Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Preface

List of Abbreviations

Part One: Dawn of the Missile Age

1. The Origins of Missile Defenses: From V-2 to NIKE-X

2. Fielding an ABM System: Decision and Debate

Part Two: The SALT Decade

3. SALT I and the Institutionalization of MAD

4. The End of the SALT Era: Strategic Crisis

Part Three: an American Phoenix

5. The Death of SAFEGUARD and the Reorientation of America's ABM Program

6. The Reemergence of Ballistic Missile Defense as a National Issue: 1977-1981

Part Four: Strategic Crisis, Presidential Response

7. The High Frontier

8. The Presidential Decision

Epilogue: Triumph and Transition

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Index

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