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megimoo
07-27-2008, 12:19 PM
Our courts have exposed a gradual change in Chinese spies and their tradecraft. Rather than rely on usually ensnared ethnic Chinese, they are recruiting Americans who want to be traitors.

The latest case, this month, involves a Defense Department analyst at the Pentagon, submerged by gambling...

Some of us seek closer ties with China. But we must remember that Madeleine Albright may soon be back in the U.S. administration. And her policy in 1999 was a brilliant mantra of real politiks:

Madeleine Albright:
"I would not let any single issue, such as trade or human rights, get in the way of our friendship policy towards China."


WASHINGTON -- Senior members of China's Ministry of State Security once again are delving into the 4th-century B.C. writings of Sun Zhu and his book, "The Art of War." This because, despite past successes in Los Angeles, Los Alamos and here, recent cases show that Chinese espionage, while rampant, is malfunctioning here and abroad.

Our courts have exposed a gradual change in Chinese spies and their tradecraft. Rather than rely on usually ensnared ethnic Chinese, they are recruiting Americans who want to be traitors.

The latest case, this month, involves a Defense Department analyst at the Pentagon, submerged by gambling debts and a deep love affair with Las Vegas.

In working for the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Gregg Bergersen of Arlington, Va., just wanted to take care of his wife and family and make a lot of money. He claimed to believe he was "only helping the Taiwanese." But he gladly gave our secrets away. On July 11, Bergersen was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison.


Two others charged were Taiwanese Americans. Tai Shen Kuo, 58, a naturalized citizen, is from a prominent family in Taiwan.

He is the son-in-law of a Chinese nationalist general who was a close associate of the late President Chiang Kai-shek. Kuo has lived and worked in New Orleans for 30 years, importing furniture from Asia, and was appointed to a Louisiana Trade Agency. He pleaded guilty to being a spy and will be sentenced next month.

Yu Xin Kang, 33, also believed to be Taiwanese, is a resident alien and a professional intelligence officer. She could be sentenced to life in prison on Friday as the contact for a spymaster in China. Kang had been posted to New Orleans to facilitate communications between Kuo and his controller.

The spymaster, identified as "PRC official A," is known to be a senior Chinese intelligence official who has been a central figure in at least two other recent successful Chinese espionage operations in our country.

It is apparent from these cases that Chinese intelligence likes killing a number of birds with one stone by acquiring top classified military intelligence from the United States to scare our regional allies. Australia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Japan are specific targets.

The Link 16 data system, once a guarded secret and currently in use by the United States and allied navies in the Pacific was stolen by the Arlington-New Orleans ring.

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one could give credence to the rumors, which continue to come out of China, that the DF-21 ballistic missile is being equipped with a high-explosive warhead and a guidance system that can find and hit our aircraft carriers at sea.

The DF-21 has a range of 1,118 miles and normally hauls a 300 kiloton nuclear warhead. It is a two-stage, 15-ton, solid-fuel rocket that could carry a half-ton, penetrating, high-explosive warhead, along with the special guidance system.

As the stories go, the Chinese have reverse engineered, reinvented or stolen the 1970s technology that went into the U.S. Pershing ballistic missile.

Remember Wen Ho Lee's Pandora's box of nuclear secrets from Los Alamos that he transferred to Beijing? This 7.5 ton U.S. Army missile also had a 1,118-mile range and could put its nuclear warhead within 98 feet of its aim point.

The Chinese long have been rumored to have such a system but there have been no tests reported. If the Chinese have succeeded in creating a "carrier killer" version of the DF-21, the U.S. Navy will have to modify its Aegis anti-missile system to protect carriers against such attacks.

There also are electronic warfare options to blind the DF-21 radar. The Chinese still have to get a general idea of where the target carrier is before they launch the DF-21. While this is not impossible, it should, at least be difficult.