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by Ron Kurtus (revised 29 December 2005)

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Possible Soviet Responses to the US Strategic Defense Initiative - Unclassified 1983 document from the CIA Historical Review Program

Reagan Administration Documents on SDI - From the Federation of American Scientists

The Strategic Defense Initiative - political risks - From Air University Review 1985

Federation of American Scientists articles on Strategic Defense Initiative

History of the Missile Defense Organization - U.S. Department of Defense

Strategic Defense Initiative - From Infoplease encyclopedia

Strategic Defense Initiative - From Wikipedia

Cheney: 25 Years After Reagan’s ‘Star Wars,’ Missile Defense Remains Critical - DoD News Archive, March 2008


Secret Weapons of the Cold War: From the H-Bomb to SDI by William Yenne; Berkley (2005) $7.99

US Strategic And Defensive Missile Systems 1950-2004 by Mark A. Berhow, Chris Taylor; Osprey Books (2005) $16.95

The Origins of SDI 1944-1983 by Donald R. Baucom; University Press of Kansas (1992) $19.95

2001 Ballistic Missile Defense and SDI: Today's U.S. Military "Star Wars" Program - Interceptors, Space Systems, Missile Threats, SDI History, Cox China Report by World Spaceflight News; Progressive Management (2001) $20.95 (CD-ROM)

Dictionary of SDI by Harry Waldman; Scholarly Resources (1988) $65.00

Quality Government: Designing, Developing, and Implementing TQM by Jerry W. Koehler; CRC (1996) $84.95

Top-rated books on Missle Defense



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