Guide to Strategic Nuclear Defense, Feasible or Fallible? A Public Forum [videorecording] V0378

Finding aid prepared by Daniel Hartwig
Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Stanford University Libraries.
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Repository email: speccollref@stanford.edu
February 2012


Title: Strategic nuclear defense, feasible or fallible? A public forum [videorecording]
Identifier/Call Number: V0378
Contributing Institution: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.0 videotape(s) (U-matic)
Date: [198-?]
creator: Hastorf, Albert H., 1920-
creator: Panofsky, Wolfgang K.H. (Wolfgang Kurt Hermann), 1919-2007
creator: Stanford Arms Control and Disarmament Forum.
creator: Stanford University.
creator: Wood, Lowell.

General Note

Taped at Stanford University?

Partipants / Peformers

Moderator: Albert Hastorf.

Scope and Contents note

Lowell Wood, Special Studies Group Leader, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and X-ray laser expert debates Wolfgang Panofsky, Director, Stanford Linear Accelerator and Fellow, Center for International Security and Arms Control on the subject of nuclear defense. Dr. Wood maintains that strategic defense does have technical support; that the emphasis on defense will lead the human race away from the trap of nuclear destruction since the current policy of deterrence is extremely unstable. Dr. Panofsky counters by pointing out that all studies have concluded that offense can always defeat defense, and that there are too many technical problems with strategic defense to pursue it.

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Preferred Citation

[identification of item], Strategic Nuclear Defense, Feasible or Fallible? A Public Forum (V0378). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Deterrence (Strategy)
Nuclear weapons--United States.
United States--Defenses.

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Strategic Nuclear Defense, Feasible or Fallible? A Public Forum [videorecording]