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The Pentagon (above) and other US security agencies have been at the forefront in calling for increased restrictions on foreign investment, particularly where the company concerned has military connectionsIn light of the increased focus on national security in the US since the attacks of 11 September last year and all that followed, some investors and lawyers have wondered whether the US Government may impose greater national security restrictions on foreign direct investment. Although some members of the US defence establishment reportedly want to increase foreign investment restrictions, the US has not departed from its historical policy of openness to foreign investment, nor does such a shift appear likely from our perspective.

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