Alain C. Enthoven and
K. Wayne Smith, How Much is Enough? Shaping the Defense Program, 1961- 1969 ( New York: Harper & Row, 1971), 177-178, 207-208.
See Diana Bockar, "Battlefield Nuclear Weapons", 1985, Ph.D. diss., Columbia
The New York Times, 22 February 1985, p. A13.
Senator Sam Nunn, Democrat of Georgia and chairman of the Senate Armed
Services Committee, who had been a strong critic of Reagan's Star Wars idea, in January 1988, proposed a limited anti-ballistic missile shield based solely on land, rather than
space. The system, which Nunn called the "Accidental Launch Protection System", would
be designed to protect cities from a single Soviet missile fired by accident or one or two
missiles fired deliberately by some terrorist state, such as Qaddafi Libya. Since Nunn's
limited system would be based on land, it would not violate the 1972 treaty and it would
be comparatively cheap -- about $5 billion. One criticism of Nunn's proposal was that it
might be an insurance policy -- a very expensive insurance policy -- but it seemed clear
that the major objection was that Nunn's limited shield might be the first step leading to
a full Star Wars defense system.
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Book title: From Nuclear Military Strategy to a World without War:A History and a Proposal.
Contributors: Roger Hilsman - Author.
Publisher: Praeger Publishers.
Place of publication: Westport, CT.
Publication year: 1999.
Page number: 94.
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