Government Says More Warfare Technology Being Smuggled

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal government is trying to keep military technology and equipment from being illegally smuggled to China and Iran.

In the last week, two Utah men were charged with trying to illegally sell parts for F-4 and F-14 fighter jets over the Internet to Canadian buyers. The Justice Department says Iran is the only nation that still flies the F-14.

The case is part of what the government calls a growing number of international exports of sensitive equipment and material.

Homeland Security officials say that could be dangerous if it ends up in the hands of terrorists or nations hostile to the United States.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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