Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

First Page



In calling for more narrowly focused controls, this study echoes the Bucy Report of 1976, one that called for restrictions on revolutionary rather than evolutionary technology.56 Yet more than a decade after that report was issued, United States export control lists are still weighted toward restricting all exports containing useful technology whether or not the export of an item would advance the capabilities of American adversaries to any degree.17 Unless industry leaders seize the opportunity to reduce the scope of national security export controls as Congress prepares to reauthorize the Export Administration Act, this report, like the Bucy Report before it, may be ignored. The result would be a failure to achieve reforms, consistent with national security interests, that are necessary to allow American exporters to compete fairly in world markets.