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Possible Soviet responses to the Strategic Defense Initiative

Lewis, Kevin N.

Possible Soviet responses to the Strategic Defense Initiative

a functionally organized taxonomy

by Lewis, Kevin N.

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Published by Rand in Santa Monica, CA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Strategic Defense Initiative.,
  • Strategic forces -- Soviet Union.,
  • Soviet Union -- Military policy.,
  • Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States.,
  • United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementKevin N. Lewis.
    SeriesRand note -- N-2478-AF, Rand publication series
    ContributionsUnited States. Air Force
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 55 p. ;
    Number of Pages55
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16556199M


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Possible Soviet responses to the Strategic Defense Initiative by Lewis, Kevin N. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Western Estimates of the Soviet Response (i) The Asymmetric Options Unfortunately, this aspect of present or foreseeable Soviet offensive nuclear capability appears to be the only one regularly omitted from the Pentagon's annual survey of Soviet Military Power.

With the SDI 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. possible Soviet responses to the U. Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI). This effort examines Soviet policy toward SDI in terms of those aspects of doctrine and strategy, offensive and defensive force requirements, internal resource decisions, arms control behavior, and international conduct that could have a reciprocal bearing on U.

security. The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) to develop a ballistic missile defense (BMD) system has both short-range and long-range risks as well as potential benefits. Gor"kov and Asriyev: Advocates of Soviet Strategic Defense Modernization 15 V. Advocates of Defense Dominance 16 Apparent Soviet Architectural Preferences 17 APPENDIX A--Soviet Discussion of Mutual BMD This paper Possible Soviet responses to the Strategic Defense Initiative book prepared by the Strategic Red Team in response to Strategic Defense Initiative Organization Countermeasures Office tasking.

The. The Strategic Defense Initiative in Soviet Planning and Policy Author: Benjamin S. Lambeth Subject: This report analyzes the nature and depth of Moscow's concern about the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) and its implications for future Soviet responses.

The authors consider the political-military and technical issues raised for the Soviets Cited by: 1. Book Description: To contribute to the worldwide debate on President Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative, here are two important studies, Ballistic Missile Defense Technologies and Anti-Satellite Weapons, Countermeasures.

and Arms Control. Originally published in The lieavy Soviet ea-|h'in!'tiirn (or air defense in the past servetrong indicator that the Soviets will accept the continuing high costs for strategic defense in the coming ycais. million is thc responsibilityi' PVO Slranyhoseepuly Minister with the heads of thc ground, naval, air.

and Strategic V'O Strany includes three major components, each. What was the internal Soviet response to the news. The landings became possible only after Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin as well as other Soviet achievements paved the road to space.

Is there any evidence to support the claim that the US Strategic Defense Initiative played any significant role in undermining the USSR. Rather, in a series of instances-the shift from SALT to START, the ship navy, the Strategic Defense Initiative, the Reagan Doctrine, Central America, Grenada, covert action, human rights-it sought itself to determine the nature and the arena of competition.

The home court advantage was not to go to the other side. Posts about Strategic Defense Initiative written by gyonas. The new actor on the Soviet scene in was Mikhail Gorbachev. After the deaths of three Soviet leaders sinceGorbachev became the new head of the Soviet Union in strengthen by playing on Soviet about our '"'"'""ll'-'"'" prowess.

It may better to allow the technological in defensive systems to proceed, rather than try to stop it, in the dubious shared by the and the in his strategic defense initiative) that active ue:rencses Altering the.

The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), 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 Ma by President Ronald Reagan, a vocal critic of the doctrine of mutually. article{osti_, title {Strategic defense initiative: critical issues}, author {Nuckolls, J H}, abstractNote {The objectives of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) as outlined by President Reagan are discussed.

The principal objective for SDI is as a defense against ballistic missiles. Soviet objections and a summary of US-USSR dialogue on the subject are reviewed. For example, when President Ronald Reagan decided to pursue his Strategic Defense Initiative - a controversial missile defense system - to render nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete, he actively sought the popes support.

Meanwhile, the Soviet Union lobbied, unsuccessfully, to get John Paul II to publicly condemn the program. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security.

Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world. William Van Cleave, the Cold Wars Unsung Hero.

Ma Frank Gaffney, Jr. Chief architect of SDI dies on the day the White House addresses missile threat from North Korea. Theres a certain historic symmetry that we mark the thirtieth anniversary of President Ronald Reagans historic unveiling of his Strategic Defense Initiative.

Chinese security analysts are mindful that the United States Strategic Defense Initiative in the s induced the Soviet Union to waste resources in response. They argue that the intention of U. missile defense plans could be to bring China into an arms race that would exhaust its resources and harm its economic development.

As a result, it is now possible to get, and share, more basic security at less cost. In an effort to regain the strategic initiative through the use of strong and selective responses, Mr.

Dulles had sought to raise the threshold of war to a higher level. Continental Defense. In the meantime, the Soviet Union developed an intercontinental.

Soviet strategists focus on four conditions of victory: 1) defeat of the enemy's military potential, 2) seizure of strategic areas, 3) occupation of territory, and 4) installation of pro-Soviet communist governments.

The pursuit of these goals imparts to Soviet strategy a number of distinctive features. The first aim of Soviet strategy is to. Britain was the first country to come under sustained ballistic missile attack, during Defence against ballistic missiles has been a persistent, if highly variable, subject of political policy and technical investigation ever since.

The British Second World War experience of trying to counter the V-2 attacks contained many elements of subsequent responses to ballistic missile threats. He was determined to go ahead and develop his Strategic Defense Initiative over any Soviet veto.

He told the press that the "research and testing of SDI would move us toward our ultimate goal of eliminating nuclear weapons altogether from the face of the Earth. " But, he cautioned, "by necessity, this is a very long-term goal. We know a lot about the ASAT efforts in the s but less about their testing in the s and s.

Finally, I would love to get more documents, beyond the Kataev Papers at the Hoover Institution, on the Soviet response to the Strategic Defense Initiative. The second trade became possible when Ronald Reagan embraced the concept of making nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete by means of futuristic missile defenses.

His beloved Strategic Defense Initiative triggered every Soviet neuron that feared U. technological leapfrogging. The Soviet Union would agree to a mutual 50 percent reduction in strategic offensive weapons, and the removal of intermediate-range nuclear forces (INF) from Europe, but not Asia.

They supported an agreement on a non-withdrawal period of at least ten years for the ABM Treaty, during which strategic defense initiatives could be tested only.

Experts warn that weapon systems such as the Strategic Defense Initiative and the just -- unveiled Stealth bomber could make the world more dangerous by prompting a hostile Soviet response. For instance, the defense budget that we make public (to the tune of billion rubles) serves to reflect the Soviet ministry of defense spending on military personnel, logistics, combat.

On the Strategic Defense Initiative, the antimissile program known as ''Star Wars,'' the former officials urged that research continue but at a ''measured'' pace that would ''keep technologies. In response to a speech by President Ronald Reagan, the U. military and scientific communities offered to study the science of defense against nuclear weapons.

The Department of Defense had established a major new program, the Strategic Defense Initiative, to support a greatly expanded research program designed to avoid nuclear destruction. Verified Purchase. Yefim Gordon's "Soviet Strategic Aviation during the Cold War is a well written book that follows the expansion of the "long range" aviation component of the Soviet Armed Forces from the introduction of the Soviet copy of the B (TU-4) and the development of the Soviet atom bomb, to development of the TU and it's Reviews: Reagans most aggressive move from the Soviet perspective that year was his announcement of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) Often referred to by the nickname Star Wars, Strategic Defense Initiative was a theoretical system of armed satellites that could destroy nuclear missiles before they reached their targets.

SDI was a. The idea rose to new heights in the s with President Ronald Reagans Strategic Defense Initiative, or Star Wars, which envisioned a shield guarding the United States from Soviet. However, Soviet leaders took Reagans Strategic Defense Initiative very seriously, he said, including General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev when he came to power.

Strategic stability stemmed from mutual renunciation of strategic defense systems against intercontinental ballistic missiles, which eliminated incentives for the Soviet Union and the United States to build up offensive nuclear capabilities.

Both states switched instead to a policy of mutual deterrence, at reduced levels of strategic armaments. Reference is to Report to the Congress on the Strategic Defense Initiative (Washington, DC: Strategic Defense Initiative Organization, Department of Defense, June ).

Reference is to Soviet Influence Activities: A Report on Active Measures and Propaganda 87, (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, ).

BPIs were inherent in space defense systems considered by President Ronald Reagans Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) - so important to his vision that he walked out of the Reykjavik summit when Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev demanded they be.

The United States and the Soviet Union deployed limited numbers of strategic missile defense interceptors and radars in the middle years of the Cold War. These defenses were designed to cope with the intercontinental-range (greater than 5, kilometers) and intermediate-range (3, kilometers) ballistic missiles, with which the two.

To re-emphasize again, during the Cold War between the US and the USSR, one of the drawbacks was the American strategic communitys failure to correctly gauge Soviet responses.

American game theoretic models based on rational choice were heavily influenced by American ethno-centric perspectives and thereby failed to account for Soviet. The Strategic Air Command must project power over an expanse millions of times greater, with fewer men and a more restricted budget.

The Strategic Air Command has one advantage over the Navy of Nimitz. Space, by definition, is empty, and thus fully transparent. There is no weather in space. No clouds can obscure enemy fleets. National Security Archive SuiteGelman Library The George Washington University H Street, NW Washington, D.

Phone:. Ronald Reagan’s Impact on American Politics. Ronald Reagan was undoubtedly one of the most remembered presidents in United States history. Although much of his term in office controversial, Ronald Reagan redefined the purpose of government during the Reagan Revolution, which hardened the conservative agenda for years after he left office.The Thor system reportedly could still be restored to operational status on relatively short notice.

The early Soviet efforts on ASAT weapons probably began in with the establishment of a division of the strategic defense forces whose mission was that of "destroying the enemy's cosmic means of fighting.".

The only stumbling block was the Strategic Defense Initiative. Gorbachev was adamant that Reagan give it up, or at least limit it to “laboratory testing”; Reagan just as adamantly refused.

He repeatedly expressed to both Gorbachev and the press his bafflement at this alleged intransigence.