Strategic Defence Initiative

Strategic Defence Initiative

MAPW policy adopted in 1986

Preamble

MAPW (Australia) believes that the Strategic Defence Initiative (SDI) is a dangerous development in the arms race.

It increases the risk of nuclear war and this contributes to the growing psychological problems experienced by people throughout the world.

Further, it exponentially increases the wasteful diversion of resources from health and welfare to military purposes.

Policy

MAPW (Australia) opposes any Australian involvement with the Strategic Defence Initiative.