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Thursday, March 11, 2004

Explosion? What Explosion?

(Link via Big Wig) This is a fascinating article about Reagan and the Cold War. The story is taken from a new book, "At the Abyss: An Insider's History of the Cold War." The Soviets, especially at the end, were struggling to keep pace with American technology and innovation. In desperation, they put together a broad based spying effort aimed at stealing Western technology. It was actually quite effective.... until the United States caught on and countered of course. The counter-plan was to allow the Soviets to steal technology, and they stole it. But this technology contained a trojan horse, it was designed to fail. The strategy provided some dramatic results for the United States. Go read about it.


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