The full title of the debate is “Is the Strategic Defense Initiative in the National Interest.” The debate came three weeks before the December 7, 1987 Reagan-Gorbachev summit at which the INF treaty was signed.
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James Abrahamson Director Strategic Defense Initiative Organization
Richard Garwin Consultant Department of Defense->National Security
Edward J. Markey U.S. Representative [D] Massachusetts
Richard Perle Assistant Secretary Department of Defense->International Security Affairs
Carl Sagan Co-Founder and President Planetary Society
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