China: Leaked Secrets: Dumb or Deliberate?

Leaked Secrets: Dumb or Deliberate?

Steve Bryen is the Yoda of the arms trade. Formerly the Defense Department's export czar, he knows every sinkhole in the regulatory swamp. Ignore him at your peril--as executives of Space Systems/Loral found out. A 700-page report to be issued this week by a select House committee chaired by Republican Representative CHRISTOPHER COX of California tells how, on April 11, 1996, Bryen warned Loral President Robert Berry not to give China any technical help without first getting State Department permission. Berry had just announced the assignment of top company engineer Wah Lim to head a panel of Western scientists who would...

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