Methodologies Used by Warsaw Pact Countries (Except U.S.S.R.) in Obtaining U.S. Technologies
AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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The Warsaw Pact countries obtain U.S. technologies by legal and illegal means. Methods of collection include espionage, overt collection, acquisition by scientific and educational exchange participants and illegal trade activities. Examples of methods used by the Warsaw Pact countries except the U.S.S.R. are provided. The U.S. faces barriers to preventing loss of its technologies. Among these are resistance from U.S. business interests, insufficient cooperation between U.S. government agencies and overseas allies, lack of U.S. counterintelligence personnel and the openess of American society. The study concludes that the Warsaw Pacts has narrowed NATOs qualitative lead in weaponry as a result of the Warsaw Pacts acquisition effort.