Star Wars, a nickname for the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), was proposed as a missile defense system (global shield) in 1984,[1] but was largely an initiative for the Secret Space Program.


  1. Stars Wars works!, By MARK HERTSGAARD, 1996/06/07, SALON, - SDI was nicknamed largely in the mainstream media as "Star Wars", after the popular 1977 film by George Lucas.

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