Re: Hearts & minds propaganda, courtesy of MoD
"As per usual, just copying others. The US lead by example in it's early days by ignoring copyright and patents from outside the US for many years."
Not forgetting the tech they stole from Germany after WW2 and the immigrant scientists who worked on it.
If you dig into the slightly more sane of the conspiracy theories surrounding American NSA bases on foreign soil you find somewhat credible claims of state sponsored commercial espionage as well.