Strategic Defences

  • Lawrence FreedmanEmail author
  • Jeffrey Michaels


One of the curiosities of the Reagan Administration was that, in a very real personal sense, the President was repelled by the full implications of the policies his own Administration pursued and was keen to push policy in a quite different direction. He had developed a distaste for nuclear weapons early on in his career, and it had never left him. This was combined with a deep religious unease about the possibilities of Armageddon.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of War StudiesKing’s College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Defence StudiesKing’s College LondonLondonUK

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