Such penetration was commonplace during the Cold War and no reason exists to believe it would stop since there is much to be gained from knowledge.
Then you shouldn't have any problem naming two such incidents. So prove it.
International diplomacy should logically embrace the idea that there are "no friends or enemies, only interests" because it's really a bunch of different mobs cutting deals while vying for advantage.
Yeah. That's why we have that string of military bases along the US/Canada border.
Seriously, that sounds like something from a movie. In the real world we do have friendly nations who are NOT going to attack us.
They can either buy from nations they don't mind monitoring them, buy from outright adversaries, or not give a shit and buy from the lowest bidder.
Really? Nothing about building it themselves? Or buying from a friendly nation that they trust NOT to spy on them like that? Those are the only options that you see?
If other nations avoid US software, fine and better for most Americans since software diversity and competition are good.
So cutting US exports is a good thing in your opinion? I would say that it was a problem.
And why would the software from other nations be compatible with our software? And if it isn't then there is the problem with "lock in" and not much benefit from "competition".
I get more choice. I win.
Apple has been around for years and has a lot of money.
And yet there are still times when dealing with a government agency or a private company that a Microsoft product is required.
So why do you think that this situation will be improved by introducing MORE platforms that are intentionally incompatible?