Autos: No Ford in Russia's Future

When Henry Ford II was feted in Moscow last month, and invited to help build a Soviet truck plant, one unknown factor was what the Nixon Administration's ultimate attitude would be. Last week Defense Secretary Melvin Laird delivered a blunt answer: "I am against exporting American technology to the Soviet Union while they are sending trucks to North Vietnam." Ford had already rejected a similar Laird comment as "not only highly misleading, but also a gratuitous attack upon my common sense and patriotism." Last week, however, at the company's annual meeting, he...

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