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SDI and the Soviet defense burden

Gregory G. Hildebrandt

SDI and the Soviet defense burden

by Gregory G. Hildebrandt

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Published by RAND Corp. in Santa Monica, CA (P.O. Box 2138, Santa Monica 90406-2138) .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Soviet Union
    • Subjects:
    • Strategic Defense Initiative.,
    • Soviet Union -- Defenses.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementGregory G. Hildebrandt ; prepared for the United States Air Force.
      SeriesA Rand note ;, N-2662-AF
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsUA770 .H55 1988
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 36 p. :
      Number of Pages36
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2268156M
      LC Control Number89154565
      OCLC/WorldCa19230723

        Keywords:Star Wars Strategic Defense Initiative Arms Control Nuclear Weapons Missile Defense President Ronald Reagan branded the USSR an “evil empire” in March A few days later he instigated a “long-term research and development [R&D] program” to explore ways to protect America from strategic nuclear attack (Survival, , p). Future Sharing of Defense Burden. The panel held a hearing on defense burdensharing between the U.S. and its allies in response to reform proposals by Soviet.

      Analyzing Soviet Defense Programs, (U) From the early days of the Cold War, the economic potential of the Soviet Union was a prime of controversy over the years as it was taken to represent the burden of defense on the Soviet economy. One can isolate different stages in the growth of Soviet defense spending and relate them to.   “The issue of the Soviet own program that was produced in response to SDI brings a question of whether the burden that it imposed on the Soviet economy was a factor in the decision of the Soviet leadership to initiate reforms or even in accelerating the demise of the Soviet Union. The answer to this question is most certainly negative.

      limiting damage to the Soviet Union, President Reagan's introduction of SDI caused great concern in the Soviet Union. Within three days of SDI's debut on 23 March , Soviet Communist Party chief Yuriy Andropov denounced the concept of strategic defense. Soviet military spokesmen subsequently charged. The Soviet Defense Industry Complex in World War II I. Historical background 1. Formation and structure Defense factories already played an important role in prerevolutionary Russian industry. They contributed significantly (although on an insufficient scale) to Allied military strength in World War I. Unable to avoid the general economic File Size: KB.


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SDI and the Soviet defense burden by Gregory G. Hildebrandt Download PDF EPUB FB2

"The Soviets' response to the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) must be understood within the context of their deteriorating economic situation and need to modernize their economy. This Note evaluates the defense burden to the Soviets of both an offsetting and an emulation response to the U.S.

SDI effort. SDI and the Soviet Defense Burden Author: Gregory G. Hildebrandt Subject: Evaluates the defense burden to the Soviets of both an offsetting and an emulation response to the U.S.

Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) effort. Created Date: 4/23/ PM. The Soviets' response to the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) must be understood within the context of their deteriorating economic situation and need to modernize their economy.

This Note evaluates the defense burden to the Soviets of both an offsetting and an emulation response to the U.S. SDI effort.

The analysis is conducted. The Soviets' response to the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) must be understood within the context of their deteriorating economic situation and need to modernize their economy. This Note evaluates the defense burden to the Soviets of both an offsetting and an emulation response to the U.S.

SDI effort. This book is a fine addition to the scholarship of the Cold War and US national defense policy. The author's exploration of SDI and the Reagan administration is especially important in light of the continuing debate about national missile defense in the United States and the Cited by: 2.

The NOOK Book (eBook) of the The Strategic Defense Initiative and the End of the Cold War: SDI, Star Wars, President Reagan, Fall of the Soviet Union, Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Thank you for your : Progressive Management.

Title: The origins of SDI, The most distinctive and important contribution of this new book on the Strategic Defense Initiative is that it ends where most other studies begin, with President Ronald Reagan's famous (or infamous, depending on one's perspective) March speech that introduced the Star Wars concept.

Title: THE SOVIETS AND SDI Subject: THE SOVIETS AND SDI Keywords. The present review of Soviet writings on SDI indicates that the anti-SDI campaign represents both a resurrection and clear-cut continuation of the 'Tula line' on these political—military concepts. Soviet military commentators have consistently charged that SDI is Author: Mary C.

FitzGerald. SDI and the end of the Cold War by Taylor Dinerman Monday, Novem The debate over the role that Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) played in ending the Cold War shows no sign of cooling off.

Indeed there is every indication that it will just go on and on, like the debates over how World War One started in or. While the U.S. military was being “hollowed out” with budget cuts, the Soviet Union was building up the Red Army massed along the border with Western Europe.

Its navy was expanding with the most heavily armed surface ships and the largest submarine fleet in the world. and methods of defense against them."1 Yet claims made by Soviet leaders in the early s suggested that the Soviet Union had found a way of carrying out the mission of strategic defense.

Inthe Soviet minister of defense claimed that the problem of destroying enemy missiles in flight had been resolved. And inKhrushchev. Since President Reagan announced the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) in Marchthe Soviet Union has consistently condemned it. This study examines the Soviet response to SDI and provides an explanation for their response.

The study identifies military, political, and economic factors that influence the Soviet response to SDI. The soviet union and u.s.a. did not see the posssibility in constitutions as computer programs being able by fix problems button to correct liberty issues in both nations plus disarm both missiles anyway.

sending from norad or a soviet union airfield or via citizens in each nation through a computer program that could lock in controls that missiles obey constitution could help. Get this from a library. Sitting on bayonets?: the Soviet defense burden and Moscow's economic dilemma.

[Abraham S Becker; Rand Corporation.] -- This paper discusses three issues: the level of Soviet military expenditure and the size of the resulting burden on the economy; current Soviet resource allocation policy dilemmas and the role of the. The Strategic Defense Initiative and the End of the Cold War - SDI, Star Wars, President Reagan, Fall of the Soviet Union, Gorbachev, KALMAD Nuclear Policy, Teller, ABM Treaty, Reykjavik Summit By Progressive Management (compiler).

Title: SOVIET SDI BOOKLET Subject: SOVIET SDI BOOKLET Keywords. This article investigates NATO burden sharing in the s in light of strategic, technological, political and membership changes.

Both an ability-to-pay and a benefits-received analysis of burden. 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 Ma Because parts of the defensive system that Reagan advocated would be based in space, the proposed system was dubbed “Star Wars.

The evidence suggests that although the Soviet Union expressed serious concerns about U.S. missile defense program, SDI was not a decisive factor in advancing arms control negotiations. Instead, the program seriously complicated U.S.-Soviet arms control process. SDI also failed to dissuade the Soviet Union from investing in development of ballistic by: 3.

The Strategic Defense Initiative appeared to be a missile defense system by another name. The Soviet Union expressed its concerns about SDI almost as soon as it learned of it, and the prospect of the United States developing the defense system thus became a hindrance in the pursuit of future arms negotiations between the two powers.Reagan and the Russians reluctantly conceded that the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) defense spending was an extraordinary burden on the Soviet economy.

As early as the s some.The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) 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).Jurisdiction: Federal government of the United States.