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- proper n. A system proposed by U.S. President Ronald Reagan on March 23, 1983, to use ground-based and space-based systems to protect the United States from attack by strategic nuclear ballistic missiles. Abbreviation: SDI.
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Strategic Defense Initiative SDI “Star Wars,” 68–69, 71
Bush had no intention of building such a capability, as conceived in Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative SDI, derided by its critics as “Star Wars”.
While I stood there, on came Ronald Reagan, who proceeded to deliver his historic speech announcing for the very first time his plan to build the Strategic Defense Initiative SDI.