A Snippet on Engineered Military Circuits
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2. Engineered military circuits. The government pays rental for the terminating equipment and the lines to the central office of the carrier. Rental is not paid for the lines between carriers' offices until those lines are needed. The lines from the carrier to the terminating equipment would be covered by this clause; the lines between the carriers would be covered by the second clause of 18 U.S.C. Sec. 1362.
B. In addition, 18 U.S.C. Sec. 1362 protects facilities "used or intended to be used for military or civil defense functions of the United States." This clause was added in 1961 to cover those military and civil defense communications networks that were not owned by the United States or under the equivalent of a full-time lease. It includes, but is not limited to, the following systems:
1. Engineered military circuits not covered by the first clause;
2. The Federal Civil Agencies Communications Systems;
3. The office of Civil Defense Mobilization national warning system; and
4. "(T)he aircraft control and warning network Strategic Air Command communications network, and other systems and networks necessary for weather reporting, command and logistical support " See S.Rep. No. 458, 87th Cong., 1st Sess., 3 (1961).