Reagan's Strategic Vision for Missile Defense
Publication Date: April 2008
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Richard B. Cheney
Series: Heritage Lecture
Keywords: National security; Vice President Dick Cheney; ABM Treaty; Mikhail Gorbachev
Coverage: United States
In March 1983, President Ronald Reagan announced an initiative to build strategic defenses for the United States with a system to intercept and destroy ballistic missiles in flight--the Strategic Defense Initiative. Reagan's vision of missile defense helped accelerate our victory in the Cold War.