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Comparison of Military Research and Development Expenditures of the United State and the Soviet Union

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[Technical Report, Research Report]

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United States General Accounting Office

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This is a declassified version of part II of a General Accounting Office staff study previously issued in response to a request dated April 1, 1971, from the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Research and Development, Senate Committee on Armed Services, The classified version of part II of the staff study was issued in conjunction with a report dated July 23, 1971 B-1725531, to the Chairman. At the request of Representative Michael J. Harrington, a declassified version has been prepared and is being issued to all recipients of the classified part II. This part describes and evaluates the methodology developed and the data used by the Department of Defense DOD to assess the current military R and D efforts of the Soviet Union relative to those of the United States. Because of the limited time available, we have been unable to review, in detail, many judgmental factors used by DOD in developing the data and in arriving at its conclusions however, we are presenting tentative evaluations where possible.

Subject Categories:

  • Defense Systems
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

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[A, Approved For Public Release]