April 18

The controversial atomic scientist Edward Teller, known as the "father of the hydrogen bomb"--and the prime mover in the scientific community for the SDI program.
Until we have a more complete release of documents, interpreting the diplomatic history of the Reagan administration will be something of a speculatory matter. Yet today's reading provides a remarkable insight not only on Reagan's national security policy--but on the workings of the Reagan White House itself.


bullet Fitzgerald, Way Out There in the Blue, pp. 114-313.
bullet Reading Notes


bullet Reagan's "Evil Empire" speech (1982)
bullet The CIA speculates on Soviet responses to SDI (1983)

The Federation of American Scientists on SDI

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