Hearing on H.R. 3073 ... Before the Research and Development Subcommittee and Investigations Subcommittee of the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth Congress, First Session, November 10, 1983
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Research and Development, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Investigations
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1984 - 153 pages
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Page 8 - I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth.
Page 87 - What if free people could live secure in the knowledge that their security did not rest upon the threat of instant US retaliation to deter a Soviet attack, that we could intercept and destroy strategic ballistic missiles before they reached our own soil or that of our allies?
Page 122 - Considering that effective measures to limit anti-ballistic missile systems would be a substantial factor in curbing the race in strategic offensive arms and would lead to a decrease in the risk of outbreak of war involving nuclear weapons.
Page 83 - The USSR assumes the commitment not to be the first to put into outer space any type of anti-satellite weapon, that is, imposes a unilateral moratorium of such launchings for the entire period during which other countries, including the USA, will refrain from stationing in outer space antisatellite weapons of any type.
Page 31 - Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and members of the committee. It's a pleasure to be here to speak today to House Resolution 5491, and that is what I'm going to be talking about.
Page 73 - ASAT's operational capabilities as only "somewhat troublesome". This low appraisal was echoed by the Air Force Chief of Staff, General Lew Allen who testified at the SALT II Treaty Hearings in 1979, that: very high degree of credibility because it has not been a uniformly successful program and they have changed parameters with many of the different launches they have made. With regard to the Soviet system's readiness, General Allen stated further: They have the systems that are more or less at the...
Page 146 - On the third image, see Kenneth N. Waltz, Man, the State and War (New York: Columbia University Press, 1959), esp. chaps. 6 and 7. Other useful discussions of levels of analysis include J. David Singer, "The Level-of-Analysis Problem in International Relations,
Page 42 - ... whose performance will remain a deep mystery until the tragic moment when it will be called into action.