America’s secrets are no longer safe. (TommL/iStockphoto)
America’s secrets are no longer safe.

China Stealing State Secrets

March 29, 2013  •  From
China successfully gains access to detailed U.S. military intelligence.

Benjamin Bishop, a defense contractor with top secret clearance, was arrested on March 15 for passing on state secrets to a 27-year-old Chinese spy. The severe breach in national security shows that beyond losing information via Chinese hackers, more traditional methods of espionage, such as the “honey pot,” are continuing to take their toll.

Mr. Bishop faces charges of communicating national defense information to a person not entitled to receive it and one count of unlawfully retaining national defense documents and plans. At 59 years old, Mr. Bishop was an Army Reserves lieutenant colonel and had been employed as a defense contractor, serving his country for 29 years.

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