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Investigator: China Still Stealing U.S. Military Secrets (fwd)
And, how much more money does the Military
get to encounter this brand new threat?
With all this cyber-terrorism, UK satellite thefts,
Biochemical attacks, and whatnot, the US military
seems to be practically running the US, come Y2K.
Just keep creating news-brouhahas like this. The meat and facts of the
story seem quite thin, and in this case appear to be just about equal
to the satellite theft-case, or the nea super stealth cyber-attacks
at pentagon. The economical benefits, however, seem quite enormous.
The US congress seems to be 100% controllable with news like these.
Information warfare at work.
Investigator: China Still Stealing U.S. Military Secrets
8.03 a.m. ET (1303 GMT) March 15, 1999
By Brian Blomquist
WASHINGTON— The chief congressional investigator of military secret
leaks to China said yesterday that U.S. research labs are still losing
vital intelligence secrets to Beijing.
"This problem is an ongoing problem," Rep. Chris Cox,
R-Calif., said yesterday.
"Our committee believes that not only now, but for the
indefinite future, we have serious counterintelligence
problems at our national laboratories and elsewhere
throughout the government," Cox said on ABC's This
Cox said his special committee plans to release its
700-page report on Chinese espionage in the next two
weeks. The White House already has a copy of the
report and is trying to keep most of it secret.
Cox said his committee's report also would deal in part
with campaign contributions and the possible effect on
"The issues of Chinese money and campaign contributions are covered in
our report, although it is not the great bulk of our report," Cox
Energy Secretary Bill Richardson last week fired a Los Alamos, N.M.,
scientist, Taiwanese-born Wen Ho Lee, on suspicions that Lee passed
critical secrets about miniature nuclear warheads to China more than a
Lee hasn't been charged, and Newsweek reports that the FBI now
believes it has virtually no chance of making a case against him.
Richardson denied Cox's assertion that the Chinese are still
infiltrating the government's weapons labs.
"I believe that we have taken dramatic steps to deal with this problem
... sufficient steps," Richardson said on ABC.
"We have top-notch security right now." But the top Democrat on the
Cox committee, Rep. Norm Dicks of Washington, agreed with Cox that
Chinese spying is "very serious, very significant."
"They have an effort to gain technology from every part of American
life," Dicks said.
Richardson and White House National Security Adviser Sandy Berger both
conceded that the Chinese did benefit from the theft of
nuclear-weapons secrets from Los Alamos.
Republicans have complained that the Clinton administration didn't
adequately inform Congress about the extent of the spying — and still
hasn't leveled with the American people about it.
"The basic problem is the administration has to come clean with the
people of this country and the Congress," Senate Foreign Relations
Committee Chairman Richard Lugar, R-Ind., said on NBC's Meet the