Which president proposed the Strategic Defense Initiative, nicknamed Star Wars? – 2017

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



Ronald Reagan




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.





 

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