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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1988
A photo of "Star Wars" mastermind nuclear physicist Dr. Edward Teller applauding President Reagan's latest SDI speech appeared on the front page on March 15. The President seeks approval for $4.5 billion to fund SDI in 1989, and he is trying to draw attention to congressional opposition. The article noted that some scientists question whether "Star Wars" goals are feasible. My reading indicates that the majority of scientists question SDI feasibility and that many have gone on record to this effect (e.g.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1988
Of course SDI can be stopped. Just because we have poured billions into producing something scientists say cannot work does not mean we have to add billions more for something as ephemeral as "Star Wars." No one knows how it can be made to work. Use that money for constructive causes. Build America; don't bankrupt her. Promote peace; don't spoil our skies. HARRIET L. AXELRAD Pacific Palisades
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October 26, 1991 | ROBERT C. TOTH and DOYLE McMANUS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The United States and the Soviet Union both have launched major new initiatives for arms-reduction steps involving tactical and strategic nuclear weapons and related issues that would radically reshape their nuclear arsenals and transform the system of nuclear deterrence that has dominated U.S., Soviet and European military thinking since 1945. In particular, President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S.
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