Taiwan-born Navy officer charged with espionage for allegedly passing military secrets to China..

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  1. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

    Thanks and hats off to all that serve.
    But WTF is a person naturalized in 2008 being given access to highly classified information.
    Since he is a citizen suck it up and take a bullet.

    Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.


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    The U.S. military has charged a Taiwan-born Navy officer with espionage for allegedly passing military secrets to China or Taiwan, U.S. defense officials said Monday.

    A Navy document that describes multiple charges against Lt. Cmdr. Edward C. Lin accuses him of failing to report foreign contacts and says that on multiple occasions he gave or attempted to give secret national defense information to representatives of a foreign government. Lin is being held in pre-trial confinement in a Navy brig in Virginia.

    Uncensored portions of the charge sheet do not identify the accused, but multiple officials said it is Lin. The document does not reveal whom he is accused of spying for, but officials said the country involved is China or Taiwan, and possibly both. The officials were not authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation and so spoke on condition of anonymity.

    Navy officer accused of espionage; now held in Navy brig
     
  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Monkey

    Not only Espionage, but Treason as well....
     
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  3. enloopious

    enloopious Rocket Surgeon

    Doesn't surprise me. China hates USA and probably has thousands more to replace this guy.
     
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