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Eastern Bloc / High Tech Goods From West #82202

ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 19, 1983
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(Studio) Reagan administration efforts to stop flow of high tech goods to eastern bloc ntns. noted. Seizures by United States Customs officials cited.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Problem of watching legal shipments of high tech goods reported Ex. given by Treasury Department in briefing today is that of VAX II computer shipped to South African company that was front for relabeling and reshipping computer to Germany and Sweden; computer said then shipped to USSR . W Germany authorities seizure of some computer parts in Hamburg reported Swedish authorities said in possession of some parts. [Treasury Secretary Don. REGAN - comments on USSR efforts to get West computer technology.] [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - comments on defense situation with Soviet possession of computer.]
REPORTER: Steve Shepard (US Customs tape)

Jennings, Peter;
Shepard, Steve

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