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First Strike (1979)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary  -  1979 (USA)
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An interesting cold war film that starts with showing an hypothetical soviet nuclear first strike scenario leading to a US surrender, followed by a United States Air Force 'sales pitch' for more defense spending.

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Credited cast:
Richard H. Ellis ...
Commander in Chief - Strategic Air Command, USAF (as General Richard H. Ellis)
William R. Graham ...
Co-Founder of Research and Development Associates - Marina Del Rey, California
Francis P. Hoeber ...
Former Program Manager, Defense Studies - The Rand Corporation
Edward N. Luttwak ...
Senior Fellow, Georgetown Center for Strategic and International Studies
Warren C. Moore ...
Vice Commander in Chief, The Aerospace Defense Command (as Major General Warren C. Moore)
Paul H. Nitze ...
Representative of the Secretary of Defense to SALT 1969-1974
William J. Perry ...
Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Development
James Schlesinger ...
Secretary of Defense 1973-1975 (as Dr. James R. Schlesinger)
Walter Slocombe ...
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Planning
Robert K. Squire ...
Director of Strategic and Tactical Studies and Analysis - Lawrence Livermore Lab
William R. van Cleave ...
Director of the Stragic Studies Program, USC
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An interesting cold war film that starts with showing an hypothetical soviet nuclear first strike scenario leading to a US surrender, followed by a United States Air Force 'sales pitch' for more defense spending.

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