Gorbachev's Reversal on Strategic Defense: An Opportunity for Bush
Publication Date: October 1991
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Series: Executive Memorandum
Keywords: Russia and Eurasia
Coverage: Soviet Union
Gorbachev made an astonishing proposal: "We are prepared to consider proposals from the United States of America on non-nuclear anti-missile defense systems." This reverses nearly a decade of instense Soviet opposition to SDI and paves the way for the fulfillment of Reagan's vision of cooperative U.S.-Soviet defense deployments.