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SDI

abbr.
Strategic Defense Initiative
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SDI

abbreviation for
(Military) Strategic Defense Initiative. See Star Wars
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SDI

or S.D.I.,

Strategic Defense Initiative.
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Translations

SDI

N ABBR =Strategic Defense InitiativeIDE f
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SDI

[ˌɛsdiːˈaɪ] n abbr (=Strategic Defense Initiative) → IDS f(= Initiative de défense stratégique)
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SDI

abbr of strategic defence initiativeSDI f
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Thins might get worse if the United States launches a reactor contemplated for the Strategic Defense Initiative with 25 times the radiation of the Soviet satellites, says Steven Aftergood of the Los Angeles-based Committee to Bridge the Gap.
Ronald Reagan may promise that the $100 billion Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) will be a perfect shield that will "protect [our people] against nuclear destruction," but it can't.
On defense, Gore has voted for limited funding of the Strategic Defense Initiative, and deployment of the powerful Trident D-5 missile.
"There are no circumstances under which this Administration will abandon research on the Strategic Defense Initiative," John Hawes, the new Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Politico-Military Affairs, told us.
Its Innovative Science and Technology Office -- part of the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization -- has been supporting research in this area, including earlier theoretical studies by Ziolkowski.
Robert Dornan, for instance, is president of the American Space Frontiers PAC, which raises and distributes money to promote the Strategic Defense Initiative. Although it has given out $57,000 to candidates, more money in the past two elections than both of Markey's PACs together did in the last three, that still amounts to only 8 1/2 percent of what it has taken in.
"The Strategic Defense Initiative: Costs, Contractors and Consequences" is produced by the Council on Economic priorities.
Big winners: Funding of the Strategic Defense Initiative would climb almost 55 percent--to $5.59 billion.
must not similarly insist on our kind of war, such as in the Strategic Defense Initiative, at the expense of meeting the real challenges we face from poverty and overpopulation, religious fanaticism, and proxy attacks.
Still ahead, the building of terminal defense positions, as part of the Strategic Defense Initiative network, to smash Soviet missiles on re-entry.
Of interest for applications in the Strategic Defense Initiative program, such electron beams may also be useful for highspeed X-ray photography, welding, simulating the effects of nuclear bursts and studying rapidly heated materials.
He earns his salary developing lasers for the Reagan administration's Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) and is one of the subjects in William J.

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