Star Wars Enigma with Nigel Hey, Retired Sr. Administrator, Sandia National Labs.
Nigel Hey discusses what he sees as the critical role played in the Cold War victory by President Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative. Hey "traces the origin, the proponents and opponents, and the drama that accompanied the overturning of 40 years of American defense strategy, and in so doing, removed the threat of an East-West nuclear holocaust," says Robert C. McFarlane. One topic of particular interest is the role Margaret Thatcher played in facilitating the crucial relationship between Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev.
Nigel Hey was a senior administrator (internal consultant) at Sandia National Laboratories at the time he left the lab to become an independent writer. He writes general-readership articles and books on science and technology. These include four other books, several reference works, and hundreds of articles that have appeared in publications ranging from Smithsonian to the London Sunday Times.
Hey is the author of The Star Wars Enigma.