USSR to keep passing up US in arms outlays -- CIA

Despite growing economic problems, the Soviet Union will continue to outspend the United States heavily on all major elements of defense, the CIA forecast Wednesday. Robert Huffstutler, the agency's director of research, told a panel of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence that the estimated dollar value of Soviet defense activities has exceeded US outlays by a widening margin since 1971, and by 1979, the Soviet total was about $165 billion -- about 50 percent above US outlays.

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