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This report describes Soviet weapons acquisition and its ties to Soviet science; it then discusses the logic of restricting the transfer of scientific information, which is categorized into several classes. The report specifically discusses organizations in Soviet weapons R&D and science; the Soviet weapons acquisition process; characteristics of Soviet weapon design; science ties to the Soviet military; types of linkages between science and the military; the nature of scientific support; and the logic of controlling scientific information transfer.

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