- Mar 2019
Yes the whole Star Wars program was part of this narrative. Create the concept for the most expensive weapon conceived by man. First sell it as a game changer, then sell the fact you really are trying build it.I've read a number of articles by intelligence specialists from the Cold War spell that out very specifically. It was somewhat of a hidden process for the very reason that to do so would have made it's probability distinctly less. It became an accelerated process during the Reagan administration as he for the first time was a president who fully bought into the concept. You can see this clearly when you look at the explosion of new equipment plans and build up during the Reagan administration.
Funny thing was no one seemed to notice that the whole program looked suspiciously like one of the plots from a Battlestar Galactica episode.