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The Strategic Dimensions of the U.S. Computer Exports to the USSR

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Publication Date: June 1977

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Miles M. Costick

Topic: Science and technology (Computer science and information technology)

Keywords: Homeland defense

Type: Report

Coverage: Soviet Union


The ongoing controversy, in the U.S. government and in the media and industry, over the sale of one of the largest and most advanced computer systems in the world to the Soviet Union focuses upon one of the most sensitive aspects of U.S. - Soviet commercial relations: the transfer of one of the most critical technologies and its products, both of which are of paramount importance in effective military systems and sophisticated intelligence operations.