In This Review

The New Wizard War: How The Soviets Steal U.S. High Technology-And How We Give It Away
The New Wizard War: How The Soviets Steal U.S. High Technology-And How We Give It Away
By Robyn Shotwell Metcalfe
Tempus Books, 1988, 288 pp

Ms. Metcalfe provides a readable account of how the Soviet Union exploited existing or unenforced trade policies in the West, carried out their intelligence operations and deviously twisted détente to advance their own selfish national interests. Some sections of the book, especially the chapters on technology diversion-for example, the Toshiba Machine Company and the Walker spy case-are quite interesting; other sections are overwrought, with gross simplifications and cold-war stereotypes that already seem dated.