Military Affairs and Espionage

U.S. Formally Accuses China of Hacking Microsoft

The Biden administration is also expected to organize a broad group of allies to condemn Beijing for cyberattacks around the world, but stop short of taking concrete punitive steps. By Zolan Kanno-Youngs and David E. SangerJuly 19, 2021Updated 8:53 a.m. ET “WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Monday formally accused the Chinese government of breaching Microsoft email systems used by many …

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Risk of Nuclear War Over Taiwan in 1958 Said to Be Greater Than Publicly Known

The famed source of the Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg, has made another unauthorized disclosure — and wants to be prosecuted for it. By Charlie SavagePublished May 22, 2021Updated May 23, 2021 WASHINGTON — When Communist Chinese forces began shelling islands controlled by Taiwan in 1958, the United States rushed to back up its ally with military force — …

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Is There a War Coming Between China and the U.S.?

By Thomas L. Friedman April 27, 2021 Opinion Columnist阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 If you’re looking for a compelling beach read this summer, I recommend the novel “2034,” by James Stavridis, a retired admiral, and Elliot Ackerman, a former Marine and intelligence officer. The book is about how China and America go to war in 2034, beginning with a naval battle near …

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Opinion | Trump Is Wrong About TikTok. China’s Plans Are Much More Sinister.

The Trump administration says it wants to ban the popular short-video app TikTok in the United States, because TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, is Chinese. Washington is worried that the personal data of the many millions of Americans using the app could be siphoned off to China and misused. To some, that concern may seem excessive or its …

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Chinese Agents Spread Messages That Sowed Virus Panic in U.S., Officials Say – The New York Times

By Edward Wong, Matthew Rosenberg and Julian E. Barnes April 22, 2020Updated 10:21 a.m. ET 358 阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 “WASHINGTON — The alarming messages came fast and furious in mid-March, popping up on the cellphone screens and social media feeds of millions of Americans grappling with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Spread the word, the messages said: The Trump administration was about to lock down the entire …

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After a Hiatus- China Accelerates Cyberspying Efforts to Obtain U.S. Technology – The New York Times

By David E. Sanger and Steven Lee Myers Nov. 29, 2018 “WASHINGTON — Three years ago, President Barack Obama struck a deal with China that few thought was possible: President Xi Jinping agreed to end his nation’s yearslong practice of breaking into the computer systems of American companies, military contractors and government agencies to obtain designs, technology and …

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Opinion | Think Military Strikes Could Stop North Korea? Try It and See. – By MARK FITZPATRICK – NYT

“United States-North Korean relations have been a rollercoaster in recent months. Escalating missile tests from Pyongyang and taunting tweets from the White House in 2017 were followed by a period of seeming rapprochement as President Trump and North Korea’s supreme leader, Kim Jong-un, agreed to meet for a summit to discuss “denuclarization.” And now things …

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Ex-C.I.A. Officer Suspected of Compromising Chinese Informants Is Arrested – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — A former C.I.A. officer suspected by investigators of helping China dismantle United States spying operations and identify informants has been arrested, the Justice Department said on Tuesday. The collapse of the spy network was one of the American government’s worst intelligence failures in recent years. The arrest of the former officer, Jerry Chun …

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