35th Anniversary of Reagan’s SDI Speech

With Ambassador Henry ‘Hank’ Cooper

AMB. HANK COOPER, Director of the Strategic Defensive Initiative Organization (SDIO) during the Bush Administration, Associate of the National Institute of Public Policy:

  • John Bolton as new NSA
  • Why personnel is policy
  • Promising prospects of Trump’s recent appointments


  • 35th anniversary of Reagan missile defense speech
  • Key figures in influencing SDI speech


  • Why is space defense such a controversial topic?
  • The threat from hyper-sonic maneuvering vehicles
  • Why space was never a ‘sanctuary’ post WWII


  • SDI’s Brilliant Pebbles progam
  • Significance of Aegis systems


  • How US adversaries have technologically gotten ahead
  • Predictive algorithms and strategic defense measures