Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University


Shooting down the Star Wars myth

Opinion Piece/Newspaper Article

Pavel Podvig - Affiliate, CISAC

Published by
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, April 2, 2013

In this piece for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Pavel Podvig dispels the myth that Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative, also known as "Star Wars," helped bring the Soviet Union to an end. According to Podvig, these enduring myths about the program create an illusion that missile defense the answer to making the world more secure.