Ronald Reagan's Strategic Defense Iniative, a planned system during the cold war to prevent a nuclear attack on the United States. The system would have the ability to destroy a missle in the air before it hits Earth. That may sound good, but this program is a huge waste of money, especially after the cold war is over. Clinton made a choice to stop the system, but unfortunately Bush decided that it was necessary to make a few thousand Americans starve at the expense of a useless missle system that would be made even more useless if Bush stayed out of Iraq and ended the "war on terror" (aka War for Oil.)
A big waste of taxpayer's dollars.
by I_Start_Now May 16, 2005
Historical Event: The Space Race (sub-event of The Cold War); during the years after WW2, this began when "Sputnik" was launched by Russia. Hence, "Star Wars" because the Russians launched a star into the sky to blot out the sun and start an Ice Age (hence "The Cold War").
"Mommy, what is Star Wars?"
by Bucket Life October 02, 2007