ICYMI – Over the past 20 years, at least 154 Chinese nationals who worked as scientists “on government-sponsored research” at America’s “foremost national security laboratory” turned around and went to work for China. They had some interesting projects, “some of which helped advance military technology that threatens American national security.”
Double agent scientists
NBC News got their hands on a “new private intelligence report,” they brag. Many of our top researchers turned double agent.
Written by Strider Technologies, the analysis describes “a systemic effort by the government of China to place Chinese scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory.” That’s where nuclear bombs were born.
Many of our sensitive scientists were “later lured back to China to help make advances in such technologies as deep-earth-penetrating warheads, hypersonic missiles, quiet submarines and drones.”
Scientists at America’s top nuclear lab were recruited by China to design missiles and drones, report says https://t.co/b9Yjunp1Oc
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) September 22, 2022
Weapons which could soon be used against us. Xi Jinping is getting serious about re-unifying Taiwan, now that Nancy Pelosi stirred them up by teasing the islanders with democracy.
Former American scientists “were paid as much as $1 million” by signing up for special Chinese “talent programs.” The scheme was a shady way to recruit Chinese researchers and bribe them into returning to their communist homeland. They could continue their work and get serious perks and privileges along with the cash.
Congressional watchdogs are getting the news from NBC. “Such talent programs have long been identified as a source of concern, but U.S. officials said they had not previously seen an unclassified report that described the phenomenon in such detail.”
Report names the names
Ranking officials were stunned to learn which specific scientists were involved and the projects they were specializing in. Greg Levesque, a co-founder of Strider and the lead author of the report, explains this transfer of talent to China “poses a direct threat to U.S. national security.”
“China is playing a game that we are not prepared for, and we need to really begin to mobilize.” It’s not a game and could soon escalate into a nuclear blowout.
The really scary part is that most of the involved scientists didn’t do anything illegal. One former Los Alamos researcher did actually plead guilty to “lying about his involvement in a China recruitment program” back in 2020.
He should have told the truth because there is nothing in the law to prevent what any of them did. “Most of the conduct described in the report appears to have been legal.”
Because they don’t have anything to say in their defense after being busted cold asleep on guard duty, they say most Chinese researchers are not spies. They hope. “U.S. officials and experts say most Chinese scientists who immigrate to the U.S. remain here — and many have made significant contributions to U.S. defense technology.”
That’s not real reassuring since “the Strider report shows how the Chinese government has been using talent recruitment programs to acquire insights into U.S. technology to help build a military that poses a significant threat to U.S. national security.“