The Strategic Defense Initiative: Benefits Of The Strategic Initiative

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<BR> <br> <br> A third world country is producing nuclear weapons. The country is the same that has given the <br>United States trouble in the past. It is Iraq. Shortly after the U.S finds this out, we are being attacked by a <br>nuclear strike from Iraq. U.S. cities are being destroyed one by one. We declare a full scale nuclear <br>retaliation against Iraq. Huge devastation occurs throughout the world as allies join into the war. Nuclear <br>winter starts to develop. Over half of the world’s population has been eliminated. Water and food is <br>contaminated from the radiation. The few survivors of the nuclear war are eating dead animals and people. <br>There are no hospitals available for the sick,…show more content…
The ! <br>survivors' offspring, if they are not mutated in some way, will have no schools to attend. They will grow <br>up like primitive people. The world is forever changed. <br> The Strategic Initiative would benefit the U.S. because it would deter nuclear attacks on the U.S. <br>The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) is a research and development program designed to create an <br>effective space-based defense against nuclear missile attack, and may provoke other nations to put the <br>same system into space above their own skies. The media labeled the system "Star Wars" because of the <br>high-tech space aspect of the system. Once nuclear missiles are launched, there is no way to stop them <br>once they are airborne. The system would be a layered weapon shield that could intercept large numbers of <br>oncoming intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), submarine launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs), and <br>their warhead projectiles in any phase of flight. <br>The idea of stopping ballistic missiles enroute is not new. The United States and the USSR have deployed <br>Antiballistic Missiles (ABMs) in limited numbers. It is known, however, that such missiles can…show more content…
The crew logged 22 hours of spacewalking. Space shuttle <br>Discovery was launched on Apr. 28, 1991, and! <br> returned to Earth on May 6. Its military mission was concerned with collecting data for the SDI antimissile <br>program. The mission commander was U.S. Navy Capt. Michael L. Coats. He was assisted by a pilot and <br>crew of four. <br> The costs of SDI are so huge, any where from $100 to $200 billion, that a new, less expensive <br>scheme was proposed in 1988. This new scheme was called "Brilliant Pebbles," it would consist of several <br>thousand space based "interceptors," each independently guided by a powerful built-in computer and an <br>electronic eye. The interceptor would track the heat plume of the just-fired missile and steer a collision <br>course. However, new, "fast-burn" missiles could outwit the interceptors and possible out run them. <br>Because of reduced tensions with the Soviets and lower defense budgets, the Clinton administration has cut <br>back on funding for SDI, although tests of component systems continue and plans for some form of <br>deployment remain in place. During the Persian Gulf War in 1991, computer software developed

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