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see Strategic Defense InitiativeStrategic Defense Initiative
(SDI), former U.S. government program responsible for research and development of a space-based system to defend the nation from attack by strategic ballistic missiles (see guided missile).
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(34.) Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, fact sheet 204-00-01, November 2000, on-line, Internet, 13 December 2001, available from
Malcolm O'Neill, then head of the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, requested an assessment of the ballistic missile threat to the U.S.
NE Washington, DC 20002 Voice: (202) 546-3300 Fax: (202) 675-1010 Email: Website: /index.html Contact: John Pike Union of Concerned Scientists 2 Brattle Square Cambridge, MA 02238-9105 Voice: (617) 547-5552 Fax: (617) 864-9405 Email: Website: Contacts: Lisbeth Gronlund, David Wright Websites Arms Control Association (publisher of Arms Control Today) The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Ballistic Missile Defense Organization /html/bmdolink.html Publications Council for a Livable World Education Fund, Briefing Book on Ballistic Missile Defense, April 1998.
Commissioned by the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO), the Welsh Report, as it is known, stated that the administration's current Three Plus Three plan was a "rush to failure" and that the national missile defense program was "highly unlikely" to succeed.
But, as the US Ballistic Missile Defense Organization has acknowledged, they may also be called upon to function as components of a future missile defence system.
The system resulted from a 1986 study of Israel's ballistic-missile defense requirements, funded by the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO).[27] An examination of the system's origins and history will provide a clearer understanding of some of the controversy surrounding the program.

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