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American held for passing n- secrets to Chinese woman

Discussion in 'World Affairs' started by ILLUMINATO, Mar 19, 2013.



    Dec 29, 2011
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    It is the tale of international
    espionage and an ‘atomic
    romance’ that exploded in the
    face of the U.S. nuclear
    establishment. This week the FBI made the
    startling revelation that a
    defence contractor working
    with the government in Hawaii
    had leaked confidential
    information on U.S. nuclear weapons to a Chinese woman
    who he was romantically
    linked to. Pressing charges against
    Benjamin Pierce Bishop, the
    FBI said in a formal statement
    that he had passed on to a
    Chinese national resident in
    the U.S. on a visa classified information pertaining to
    nuclear weapons and the
    planned deployment of U.S.
    strategic nuclear systems; on
    the ability of the U.S. to detect
    low- and medium-range ballistic missiles of “foreign
    governments;” and
    information on the
    deployment of U.S. early
    warning radar systems in the
    Pacific Rim. Indicating that no contacts,
    not even amorous
    relationships, could be hidden
    where classified information
    was concerned, the authorities
    noted that despite Bishop possessing high-level security
    clearance, his failure to report
    his connection with “foreign
    persons,” was being taken
    seriously, and he had
    “affirmatively hidden his relationship with Person 1
    from U.S. government
    officials,” according to a court
    affidavit. According to the affidavit,
    Bishop and the Chinese woman
    originally met in Hawaii during
    a conference regarding
    international military defence
    issues. It was not clear whether their subsequent romantic
    relationship entailed active
    demands for confidential
    information by the woman, or
    indeed whether she had any
    links to a foreign government known to be involved in other
    instances of nuclear espionage. What appeared to be proven in
    this case, however, was that
    the defence contractor had
    also secreted classified
    documents away to his
    personal residence, and a search of its premises in
    November 2012 led to the
    discovery of “12 individual
    documents each with
    classification markings at the
    secret level.” Bishop’s residence was not an
    authorised location for the
    storage of classified
    information, and he was not
    authorised to remove and
    retain those documents, the FBI noted. While he has not yet faced
    trial, this incident comes close
    on the heels of several such
    high-profile cases of Chinese
    nationals suspected of
    engaging in espionage to procure nuclear components,
    some with links to Pakistan

    American held for passing n-secrets to Chinese woman - The Hindu: Mobile Edition
  2. ephone

    ephone SENIOR MEMBER

    Sep 14, 2010
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    United States
    I would like to see the photos of this so-called Chinese girlfriend?

  3. Okemos

    Okemos FULL MEMBER

    Jan 15, 2013
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    Yes, China developed all modern technology with the help of our patriotic women! /end sarcasm. I suspect more such stories coming out lately. It hurts Americans' ego that China could have its own technology. It must be stolen from US, U.S.A.! No, the U.S. did not steal from Germany; we developed all our technological from scratch!