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A Closer Look (Stealing Secrets) #875435

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 14, 2007
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(Studio: Dan Harris) A closer look at the illegal transfer of sensitive American technology to foreign countries introduced; Defense Department statistics cited.

(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The theft of secrets examined; undercover video shown of the sale of a fighter jet engine and of a sought-after missile; details given about other targets of tech theft with 100 countries {including Russia, China, Iran} actively trying to steal from the US. [Assistant attorney general Kenneth WAINSTEIN†, assistant Secretary of Homeland Security Julie MYERS†- say foreign states seek out our technology and the consequences are dire.] [Assistant Commerce Secretary Darryl JACKSON†- shows a tech device exported to Pakistan.] [Former FBI deputy assistant director Skip BRANDON†- calls it "pure greed."]

Harris, Dan;
Thomas, Pierre

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