SDI Star Wars
SDI Star Wars and What Missile Defense Looks Like Today
Since President Reagan introduced the SDI, the Strategic Defense Initiative, and the notion of star wars 25 years ago, we have seen the development of missile defense systems in place protecting the U.S. and its allies around the world. This is imperative since there are many more countries today with nuclear weapons and technology then there were 25 years ago. One major difference over 25 years ago when SDI Star Wars was first introduced is that some of the nations possessing nuclear weapons today are hostile and seek intimidate and rule over neighboring countries.
SDI Star Wars Essential for America's Protection Now and in the Future
North Korea has ballistic missiles that can reach the U.S. mainland with a nuclear warhead. The North Koreans also have a large arsenal of missiles that threaten America's allies in Asia. Furthermore, North Korea is one of the largest proliferators of ballistic missile technology. Their willingness to sell this technology to rogue regimes with aggressive ambitions pose a great danger to world peace.
Iran is continuing the build up of its missile capabilities. They currently have medium-range ballistic missiles capable of threatening U.S. forces in the Middle East, Israel, and our allies in the region. They are continuing development on intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States. Furthermore, they are proceeding with their nuclear program, presumably to develop the capability of delivering a nuclear weapon in the future.
These two nations and their hostile intentions clearly point to the need for SDI star wars and other missile defense systems to be in place to protect America and its allies around the world. All technologies are being developed: sea based, land based, and space based missile defense systems are essential to the ongoing security of the United States from those seeking our destruction.
See the entire article, for more detailed information on the original vision for SDI Star Wars and how the program has developed over the years to address worldwide threats by ballistic missiles today.