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High-tech espionage Hardcover – 1986

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From the microchips guiding battlefield deployments to highly polished mirrors essential to laser weapons, technological advances have forever altered the character of warfare. While pursuing a story, Tuck, an American journalist based in Europe, became intrigued by the illegal flow of this critical Western know-how into the design of Communist weapons systems. He chronicles several of the more notorious cases of smuggling and technological espionage before examining the importance of Western technology in Eastern weaponry, the sorry state of the Soviet electronics industry, and ineffective efforts to halt the transfer. A readable text suitable for general readers, this is very similar to Techno-Bandits ( LJ 10/1/84), by Linda Malvern and others. James R. Kuhlman, Univ. of Georgia Lib., Athens
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 211 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press; 1st U.S. ed edition (1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031237237X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312372378
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.7 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,105,986 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jay Tuck is journalist, television producer and founder of Airtime Dubai Ltd, an international media company serving the Arab world. He is Executive Producer of Understanding Tomorrow, a weekly TV magazine airing on the Al-Jazeera Network. For over thirty years Tuck has held positions of major editorial responsibility at ARD, Europe's largest television network.

Jay Tuck receives his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio. After graduation, he is hired in New York by Academy-Award-winning director Richard Kaplan for the cinema documentary "King" about the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and by the network documentary division of CBS News. He moves to Germany in 1969.

After initial years as free-lance reporter, he is hired full-time by the ARD Television Network in Hamburg in 1975. In the German language, he works for many years as investigative reporter (Panorama, Monitor) and is dispatched to both gulf wars as combat correspondent for the network (ARD-Tagesschau). In 1990, he is promoted to Executive News Editor to oversee the daily network news magazine ARD-Tagesthemen. Tuck produces over 600 television reports before early retirement in 2004.

In the UAE, Jay Tuck founds Airtime Dubai Ltd, an international media company with close business ties to leading Arab broadcasters in the region. His weekly high-tech magazine Understanding Tomorrow, is watched by approximately 40 million viewers on the Al-Jazeera Network (Arabic). Tuck is also a popular speaker on the lecture circuit, appearing at conferences and conventions of international Chambers of Commerce, Goethe Institutes and the World Bank.

As book author, Jay Tuck wrote "High-Tech Espionage", a factual thriller on Russian computer smugglers. The book was published in Germany (Heyne Verlag), France (Plon), Italy (ADN Kronus), Greece (Roes Publishing), London (Sidgwick & Jackson) and New York (St. Martins Press). Tuck also co-authored "Direktorat T" (Kriminalistik Publishing, Germany). In print, his journalistic reports have appeared in Germany (Stern, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, Playboy), Norway (Vi Menn), Italy (Oggi), France (Le Point) and USA (Time Magazine).

In his free time, Jay runs marathons. In the winter of 2000, he became the first American ever to compete in the "Siberian Ice Marathon" in Omsk.

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