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U.S. intelligence and security officials said the case remains under investigation but that it could prove to be among the most damaging spy cases since the 1985 one of John A. Walker Jr., who passed Navy communication codes to Moscow for 22 years.
The Los Angeles spy ring has operated since 1990 and has funneled technology and military secrets to China in the form of documents and computer disks, officials close to the case said.
The ring was led by Chi Mak and his wife, Rebecca Laiwah Chiu, along with Mr. Chi's brother, Tai Wang Mak, and his wife, Fuk Heung Li, officials said.
Key compromises uncovered so far include sensitive data on Aegis battle management systems that are the core of U.S. Navy destroyers and cruisers.
China covertly obtained the Aegis technology and earlier this year deployed its first Aegis warship, code-named Magic Shield, intelligence officials have said.
The Chinese also obtained sensitive data on U.S. submarines, including classified details related to the new Virginia-class attack submarines.
Officials said based on a preliminary assessment, China now will be able to track U.S. submarines, a compromise that potentially could be devastating if the United States enters a conflict with China in defending Taiwan.
these 4 individuals should be hanged or sentenced to death. and the companies they worked for shut down!!
These companies only see things in terms of green. If there's a chance that they'll lose contracts and lose money as a result of their employees passing on classified info then they'll start running a tighter ship as they should have been in the first place.
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I don't think they should be shut down, but I think they should be excluded from future government contracts, sanctioned, etc.
Originally posted by The Middle Kingdom
And undoubtably you have your CIA over here trying to gain our secrets. We only do unto others what others do unto us.
As for execution *shrug* 1.2 billion more possible candidates to go. I'm sure that if they get a good enough lawyer they can get off, its easy to do nowadays in the US supposedly, if Mickle jackson can get off so can they.
Originally posted by Rasputin13
This is really scary...
...this information could be the difference between victory and the United States falling under the control of Communist China.
Originally posted by bmdefiant
I firmly believe that people who commit treason should have to face the death penalty,especially in this case where the effect could result in the lives of countless US military and civilian personnel in the future.
Originally posted by warpboost
I agree bmdefiant and I think they should be public executions to remind proestive traitors what happens
Originally posted by WestPoint23
...or start hacking Chinese military computers. We cannot afford to loose our technological lead.