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The Nation

February 23, 1988

The Reagan Administration confirmed it is investigating allegations that a U.S. computer system that could help determine optimal targets for nuclear missiles had been illegally shipped to the Soviet Union. According to a report in Monday's Washington Times, a Los Angeles company, Essex Marketing Co., is under investigation for an alleged shipment last Dec. 21 of the computer capable of simulating nuclear explosions to an engineering college in Zagreb, Yugoslovia. However, the computer was diverted to the Soviet Union, the newspaper reported. Donald Creed, a spokesman for the Commerce Department, said government investigators had uncovered "an elaborate scheme" to divert the computer.

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