Packers reads, "[t] he process of foreign attachment
is known of old in admiralty.
Hush-a-Phone (a rubber cup-like device that one attached to the speaking end of the phone so that other people in the room couldn't hear what you were saying, and that AT&T claimed was a forbidden "foreign attachment
" to the telephone network) was the famous example of that absurdity.
In 1968 you could still get in trouble for hooking up a "foreign attachment
"--like an answering machine or a designer extension--to your phone line....
He also authored many articles and reports on American Muslims, Islamophobia and anti-Americanism and Islamists in the West, including The Muslim Brotherhood in America: Citizens with Foreign Attachments
? (Middle East Policy Journal, 2010) and The Americanization of Islamism (The American Interest, 2011).
Smith, Tony, Foreign Attachments
: The Power of Ethnic Groups in the Making of American Foreign Policy.