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'Star Wars' missile shield is Reagan research aim

President Reagan has authorized a research program to determine if a ''Star Wars'' defense against intercontinental nuclear missiles is feasible, the White House announced Thursday. Spokesman Larry Speakes said Mr. Reagan would propose limited funds for the project in the new budget to be presented to Congress next Wednesday.

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Mr. Speakes said that since it would involve only research, and not development and testing, the project would not violate the 1972 agreement barring the US and the Soviet Union from going ahead with a major anti-ballistic missile defense system.

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