“America's budgetary woes would not be nearly so severe if our economy were not groaning under the stress of financing two military budgets: our own and a significant portion of the Soviet Union's...in the last 10 years alone, the United States and other Western nations have sold to the Soviet Union and its satellites more than $50 billion worth of sophisticated technical equipment the Communists could not produce themselves...this equipment has been used to produce nuclear missiles, tanks, and armored cars, military command and control systems, spy satellites, and air defense radars...It is difficult to overstate the extent to which the West had contributed to the military threat that now endangers our very existence.” (Senator (R-CO) William Lester Armstrong, Senate speech April 13, 1982.)

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