Star Wars: Mainly the name has changed

May 1993
U.S. News & World Report;5/24/93, Vol. 114 Issue 20, p11
Reports that Secretary of Defense Les Aspin has announced `the end of the Star Wars era.' What was known as the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) will now be called the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO). Spending; How organizations will differ.


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