|Title||A Reflective Look at Star Wars: Part II|
|Host||Buckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008.|
|Guest(s)||1) Jastrow, Robert. - physicist, founder of NASA's Goddard Institute for
Space Studies, author of How to Make Nuclear Weapons Obsolete|
2) Worden, Simon Peter. - physicist, technical consultant to the U.S. Strategic Defense Initiative Organization
3) Kendall, Henry. - Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chairman of the Union of Concerned Scientists
4) Gottfried, Kurt. - Professor of Physics at Cornell University, Director of the Union of Concerned Scientists
|Taped on||Oct 3, 1985 (New York City, NY)|
|Broadcast Date||Oct 25, 1985|
|Duration||60 minutes (or hh:mm:ss)|
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|Summary||Not the formal debate format, but in effect a debate on the merits and possibilities of Star Wars--a/k/a SDI, a/k/a High Frontier--against the background of reports from Geneva that Mikhail Gorbachev had proposed a 50 per cent reduction in Soviet weapons in return for the United States' stopping work on a defense system. There are fireworks here--especially between Messrs. Kendall and Jastrow--but also solid information on this complex but crucial topic. HK: "We have no way of building a defense which cannot be punched through by a determined enemy." RJ: "The Soviet Union now has running, full time, four ICBM production lines--the SS-18, -19, -24, and -25. The -24 and -25 are mobile. They cannot be verified. Gorbachev's offer for a 50 per cent reduction for that reason alone is meaningless. We have no ICBM production lines running."|
|Subject Heading(s)||Strategic Defense Initiative.|
Intercontinental ballistic missiles -- Soviet Union.
Intercontinental ballistic missiles -- United States.
Ballistic missile defense -- United States.
|Related Document(s)||Type(s): News releases, CVs, guest book jacket, photos, negatives|
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