- Nov 22, 2013
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Since I assume you know history and do have a clue what you are talking about, then why are you asking why President George W. Bush killed it?A better question would be...
Why did the "One" kill it...
It was formally scheduled for mandatory retirement in 2010 in accord with the directives President George W. Bush issued on January 14, 2004 in his Vision for Space Exploration.
Much of what was proposed in SDI we never did, and much we never intended to do. But the Soviets *thought* we were doing them. In order to defend against the things we did, as well as the things they thought we were doing, they spent far more than they had, and drove their system even further into bankruptcy. It was almost entire and economic war.Why did Ronald Reagan push for the Strategic Defense Initiative? Probably for reasons similar to Carter's regarding the space shuttle: National Defense.
Thank that Hollywood Actor for bankrupting the former Soviet Union.