Strategic Defense Initiative Briefing

Mr. Cooper and Mr. Hadley spoke to reporters on the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) program, also known as the “star… read more

Mr. Cooper and Mr. Hadley spoke to reporters on the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) program, also known as the “star wars” program. Originally conceived as being a total U.S. defense from incoming missiles using weapons in satellites and other air or spacecraft, the program has been redrawn to concentrate on defending the U.S. from accidental or solo missile launches rather than a full scale attack. The new program, titled GPLS, or global protection from limited strikes, has been estimated to cost an additional $41 billion above current spending levels on SDI research. close

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  • Henry Cooper Director Strategic Defense Initiative Organization
  • Doug Graham Deputy Assistant Secretary Department of Defense->Strategic Defense Policy Office
  • Stephen J. Hadley Assistant Secretary Department of Defense->International Security Affairs
  • Pete Williams Assistant Secretary Department of Defense->Public Affairs
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Strategic Defense Initiative Briefing

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Program ID:
16443-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Briefing
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 12, 1991
Last Aired:
Feb 17, 1991

Airing Details

  • Feb 12, 1991 | 10:48pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 13, 1991 | 4:10am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 13, 1991 | 7:45am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 17, 1991 | 11:30pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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