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May 25, 2012

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Dfens

Hey, it's not like they've actually found a backdoor into one of these chips. Oh wait, yes they have!

des

JUST DON'T SEE THE ILLLOGICAL AND MORONIC ARGUEMENT THAT CHINA SUPPLY MILITARY PARTS TO US. ITS THE GREEDY AMERICAN WHO PURCHASE CHINA-MADE NON MILITARY PARTS (IF REALLY TRUE) FOR THE US MILITARY NOT THE OTHER WAY ROUND. NON AMERICANS READERS ARE NOT AS NAIVE AS THE AMERICANS TO BELIEVE IN THIS MORONIC ARTICLE.

Ron Peterson

At one time, it was the law that all electronic parts (Computer chips, intergated circuits) had to be made in the USA. I worked for Signetics in Sunnyvale, where they had their fabs for the making of the chips. The chips were then sent overseas for final testing, mounting and sent back to Sunnyvale. BUT the chips that were sold by Signetics Military dept were made & final tested in Orem, Utah, 100% USA made and their movement was controlled too.

BUT then the Republicians in Congress changed the law(s) to save money and they got rid of the MADE IN USA rules & regulations!!

Congress has nobody to blame but themselves and they can bring back those old rules & regulations IF and ONLY IF they want to!

Dr. A. D. Jackson

With all our unemployment and massive balance of trade deficits, one wonders why any defense contractor- or any American business- turns to Red China, a bolshevist power with interests inimical to our own, for parts to supply our military. For military purposes, the order should be: if you sell it here, you make it here.

Charles Semler

My question is , Why are there any counterfeit parts to begin with. Secondly , why are parts for the U.S. defense made in China, or any other country who could be a possible foe in the future. All of our defense items should be made in the U.S. , or by the closest of allies , such as Canada , England, Germany, Holland and Scandinavian countries.
Who is authorizing Chinese parts?, and why? I don't consider the Chinese country as my friend, as you can see what they have done to U.S. manufacturing and jobs. It is not a stretch to see that China will likely dominate world commerce in the near future that used to be the U.S.

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