Science: A Defector Warns: What Fools

The top Soviet priority is acquiring U.S. technology

The Reagan Administration's attempts to stanch the flow of technology to the Soviet Union, primarily directed at the shipment of computers, microelectronics and software, have also involved efforts to prevent publication or open discussion of certain unclassified technical research -- a policy that has angered many scientists. Yet there is growing evidence to , support Washington's concern. In an exclusive interview with TIME's Frank Melville in London, a former officer in the GRU, the Kremlin's military intelligence agency, has affirmed the fact that acquiring American high technology is the agency's No. 1 priority. Other comments of this recent defector, whose identity...

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