West Germany: The Perils of Pushing

When it comes to hustling for European defense contracts, no one outhustles California's Lockheed Aircraft Corp. Its salesmen entertain grandly offer luxurious junkets to the U.S., bombard defense officials and parliamentarians with facts and figures to show that their products are indisputably the best. Lockheed likes to operate through people who have an "in." In Britain it hired Prince Philip's longtime buddy Michael Parker. In Bonn, its chief lobbyist is former U.S. Army Major General Richard Steinbach, who until June 1962 was chief of the U.S. military advisory group in Germany.


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