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3Com Buyout In Question?
It appears that this might not have to apply to the entire deal; the Washington Times article notes that 3Com makes security appliances--specifically, intrusion prevention devices--used by the Pentagon. 3Com had already announced plans to spin off Tipping Point, its security subsidiary, so if the report is true, a Tipping Point-less 3Com might still pass muster with the U.S. government.
However, the Boston Globe has also been reporting about objections on free-trade grounds.