[funsec] U.S. Spy Chief: China, Russia Spying on U.S.
Richard M. Smith
rms at computerbytesman.com
Mon Sep 17 20:58:16 CDT 2007
China wants to make sure that we pay back all the money they put into U.S.
T-bills and home mortgages. ;-)
China Pledges Not to Unload U.S. T-Bills
From: funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org [mailto:funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org] On
Behalf Of Paul Ferguson
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2007 9:28 PM
To: funsec at linuxbox.org
Subject: [funsec] U.S. Spy Chief: China, Russia Spying on U.S.
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Via The Boston Globe (AP).
China and Russia are spying on the United States nearly as much as they did
during the Cold War, according to the top U.S. intelligence official.
Mike McConnell, the director of national intelligence, says in testimony
prepared for a Tuesday congressional hearing that a law passed last month
expanding the U.S. government's eavesdropping power is needed to protect not
just against terrorists but also against more traditional potential
adversaries, such as those two Cold War foes.
"China and Russia's foreign intelligence services are among the most
aggressive in collecting against sensitive and protected U.S. systems,
facilities and development projects, and their efforts are approaching Cold
War levels," McConnell says in his testimony. "Foreign intelligence
information concerning the plans, activities and intentions of foreign
powers and their agents is critical to protect the nation and preserve our
The new law will also enable the intelligence agencies to identify "sleeper
cells" of terrorists in the United States, according to McConnell's
statement to the House Judiciary Committee.
- - ferg
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