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Keyworth, George A., II, 1939-
Oral history interview with George Keyworth, II, 1983 July 21.
Discussion includes Keyworth's views on the Strategic Defense Initiative of the Reagan era; concerns about destabilization of defense technology including laser weapons and particle beams; advances in computer technology; Ronald Reagan's address to the Nation of March 23, 1983; Edward Teller's involvement; strategic perspectives on defense systems, defense budget, nuclear weapons, technological developments and superiority, unilateral disarmament, Soviet war policy.
George Keyworth served as Science Advisor to President Ronald Reagan and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy from May 1981 to January 1986. He played a key role in the modernization of strategic military forces and in the Strategic Defense Initiative. Prior to his White House Service, he served as Director of the Physics Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory, which he joined in 1968. As Director of the Physics Division he led the Laboratory's programs in experimental physics, condensed matter research, astrophysics and space science, and laser fusion. As a research scientist his contributions include pioneering work in high-resolution spectroscopy. He received his Ph.D. in nuclear physics from Duke University in 1968.
Keyworth, George A., II, 1939-
Reagan, Ronald.
Teller, Edward, 1908-2003
Armed Forces -- Appropriations and expenditures
Laser weapons
Nuclear weapons.
Science and state -- United States -- 20th century.
Strategic Defense Initiative
Unilateral nuclear disarmament
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Rhodes, Richard, 1937- interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA